Mushfiqul Fazal Ansarey was born and raised in Bangladesh and currently serves as the Executive Editor of South Asia Perspectives. He also works for the Bangladesh-based outlet Just News BD and contributes to The Wire, India. He covers the UN, the U.S. State Department, and the White House, focusing on U.S. and regional affairs in South Asia, particularly in Bangladesh.

Mushfiqul is a strong advocate for press freedom. His journalistic work led him into exile in the UK, where he worked with The Times and The Sunday Times as a work-experience reporter on the foreign desk.

He began his career in Bangladesh with the research organization BUP as a research assistant in the late 1990s. He later joined Robber Publications as an Assistant Editor and served as Assistant Press Secretary to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh from 2001 to 2006. Mushfiqul also worked as a Diplomatic Correspondent for the oldest Bengali daily, Ittefaq, and as a Political Reporter for the United News of Bangladesh (UNB). He anchored a program for State Television, BTV, and hosted a popular TV show on NTV titled “Hello Excellency,” which featured around sixty ambassadors and foreign dignitaries.

Mushfiqul has also worked with the World Bank as a consultant (STC) and occasionally collaborates with the Wilson Center as a guest moderator. He is a member of the National Press Club (NPC), the United Nations Correspondents Association, the White House Correspondents Association, the Bangladesh National Press Club, and the Association of Foreign Press Correspondents.