Muhammad Owasim Uddin Bhuyan is an award-winning journalist. His works focused on Migration, Domestic Work, Human Trafficking Issues in Bangladesh.

He collaborated migration reports with The Guardian, Daily Mail, The New York Times, ESPN, Deutsche Welle, The Nederlandse Omroep Stichting-NOS, Nederlands Dagblad, Trouw, Dagbladet, Dagsavisen, NRK, Dagens Nyheter,, and Blank Spot Project (Card of Qatar).

He was awarded First Prizes for reporting migration by BRAC, IOM and EU in 2020 and 2019. He also received OKUP-EU media awards. He was selected to attend GFMD held in Ecuador and in Morocco. As a freelance journalist, he wrote for Prothom Alo English, and Cheer News. Previously he worked with Business Insider Bangladesh, New Age and United News of Bangladesh (UNB). He got a fellowship under Thompson Reuters Foundation. He achieved BSS (Hons) MSS in Mass Communication and Journalism from the University of Dhaka.

He can be reached at owasimunb [at]

Muhammad Owasim Uddin Bhuyan

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Muhammad Owasim Uddin Bhuyan
Labour Migration, Domestic Work, Human Trafficking

Supported projects

A High Stakes 'Game' - How traffickers exploit young Bangladeshis’ dreams of escape to Europe

  • Corruption
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

DHAKA - Faced with poverty and lack of opportunities, young Bangladeshis often dream of a better life in Europe that will allow them to provide for their families. Dalaals or ‘travel agents’ encourage and capitalise upon these hopes. Among those that take the risky journey to Italy known as 'the game' are hundreds of unaccompanied minors. The reality that greets them is often one of misery, exploitation, and slavery.

The exploited Bangladeshi migrants at the heart of Sicily's new food revolution

  • Exploitation
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Security
  • Trafficking

PALERMO – The Italian market for sushi has surged over the last decade and is now one of its most popular foreign cuisines. Sicily – which like many regions of Italy is fiercely proud of its regional food culture – has nevertheless seen a recent food revolution with sushi restaurants and poke bowl joints appearing across its cities, helped along by the lockdown surge in delivery culture, and the popularity of apps such as Glovo, UberEats and Deliveroo.