British Bangla News host Dr Mojibur elected to Finnish Green Party’s executive

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:

Dr Mojibur Doftori, talk show host of London-based British Bangla News TV, has been elected as a Green Party Helsinki Executive Committee member. It is noteworthy that Greens Party is a major ruling coalition party in the Finnish government with Social Democrats, Centre Party, Left Alliance and Swedish People’s Party.

Nominated by the Greens, Dr Doftori currently serves as a member of Helsinki City Council’s Equality and Non-discrimination Working Group. A former graduate and researcher of Dhaka University Public Administration and Helsinki University Public Policy department, he is an expert on international education, career development and human rights. He is also the author of the book Massive Career Success: How to Create the Life of Your Dreams! published by Oxford-based Powerhouse Publications.

Dr Doftori worked as a researcher at Helsinki University and Tampere University of Finland and Roskilde University of Denmark in his professional life. In addition, he taught South Asian Studies at Helsinki University. He also worked as a researcher at PEN International, a London-based international organization that works for protecting freedom of expression of writers and journalists worldwide. He also served as a trustee of PEN Finland and chair of its Writers at Risk and Writers for Peace Committee. He represented the organization in PEN International conferences in Norway, Ukraine and India. A trustee of the Humanist Association of Finland.

Dr Doftori said: “I am thankful to the Green Party of Helsinki for electing me in its Executive Committee. I am very proud that I will be able to serve the Greens, the party that is committed to environmental protection and equality for all, including immigrants. I believe, by joining hands together, we can put forward major issues and demands of immigrants in Finnish local and national politics.”

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