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,,, and NRK, and Dagens Nyheter.
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 UNB. He got a fellowship under Thompson Reuters Foundation. He achieved BSS (Hons) MSS in Mass Communication and Journalism from the University of Dhaka.

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Muhammad Owasim Uddin Bhuyan

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

  • Corruption
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

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.