Zafar is the editor of the Dhaka Tribune, a daily newspaper launched in 2013. The Tribune has already made its mark as the fastest growing English language newspaper in the history of Bangladesh. Prior to this, Zafar spent seven years as a senior editor at The Daily Star and four years as editor of Forum, a monthly long-form magazine. He has also worked as a corporate attorney in Manhattan and a New York City public school teacher. In addition, Zafar is Bangladesh’s first columnist to be syndicated outside the country, and has written for The New York Times, the Guardian, TIME, YaleGlobal, Vice, and Outlook, among other publications. He was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2005 and an Asia 21 Young Leader in 2008.