Overview of English Newspapers in Bangladesh
Bangladesh is host to wide range of English Newspapers covering all aspects of the reporting industry, from investigative journalism to entertainment and everything in between. Since the conception of the country, more and more channels of information have come up to provide the public access to information and the ones featured here are the cherries of the reporting cake. Read on for more.
The Daily Star
The liberation of Bangladesh was witness to a new voice of progress and liberal debate through the Daily Star, Bangladesh’s largest circulated English newspaper. Its content is authentic and steadfast towards the ideology that conceived a new country and this newspaper. Its motto is “Committed to people’s right to know” and holds true to the staunch commitment to investigative journalism and transparent reporting.
Founding year: 1991
Founder: Syed M. Ali
Group: Transcom Group
The Financial Express
Based out of Dhaka, the English-language daily newspaper that gets published in print and online focuses on all things financial, whether domestic or international. Established in November 1993, their online presence allows a global outreach and readership estimated in the millions. It is the only finance-oriented newspaper in Bangladesh which is available completely and only in English.
Founding year: 1993
Founder: International Publication Ltd.
Group: International Publication Ltd.
The Dhaka Tribune
Of fairly recent conception, the Dhaka Tribune is a hallmark of progression and insightful reporting, augmenting social as well as other issues (such as equal gender rights) after the conspiracy and propaganda, fueled by radical/militant forces, left the country in a state of unrest and incoherent ideologies. The motto is “The new you want, no more, no less” with a marketing campaign that reads “I am made in Bangladesh”.
Founding year: 2013
Founder: Kazi Nabil Ahmed
Group: Gemcon Group
The Bangladesh Today
This is one of the leading daily English newspapers in Bangladesh having been coined under the slogan “Attune the rhythms of tomorrow”. It’s transparency and lack of prejudice of all sorts has set the paper’s reputation as a reliable one in terms of conscientious journalism. The latest slogan for the paper is “Uniting people every day” because of the intent of the organization to become the forefront in timely delivery of content in the country.
Founding year: 2002
Founder: M Asafuddowla
Group: Jobaer Alam
The prime news was founded as an online initiative for people to use their journalistic efforts in a transparent manner. It’s was founded under the name of the Daily Prime News, with the aim of providing up to date news, as it happens. All news is updated simultaneously and is contributed to by a range of authors and journalists from across the globe, not just the country.
Founding year: 2012
The Daily Observer
The world over has readership focused on the daily observer, as it is one of the oldest and most matured journalistic resources for news from the world over. Its pro-Bangladeshi stance has involved criticism but its content is known to be authentic and up to date. It is directed by a policy of independence in editorial policies. Their motto is “We stand for people’s rights”.
Founding year: 1949
Founder: Hamidul Huq Choudhury
Group: Observer Ltd.
The Daily Sun
The Daily Sun is one of the most prominent online newspapers from Bangladesh and receives nearly 60% of its readership online from abroad. It hosts a huge variety of topics and reports on everything from politics to the entertainment section. The sports section titled “Winner” is a 4 page exclusive with weekly supplements such as tabloids within the broadsheet.
Founding year: 2010
Founder: Hamidul Huq Choudhury
Group: East Media Group
The New Age
Popular because of its opposition to the establishment dictated editorial policy, the New Age is often considered the youth of the editorial industry in Bangladesh. Its readership extends beyond borders and has express coverage for the happening around the country. Its motto is “The Outspoken Daily”.
Founding year: 2014
Founder: Shahidullah Khan
Group: Media New Age Ltd.
Conceived in 1995, the Independent prides it self over it’s editorial transparency. With in two years, the newspaper also released it’s 32 page weekly magazine and has since then launched an online version in 2010.
Founding year: 1995
Founder: Independent Publications Ltd.
The New Nations hails as one of the most widely read newspapers and followed editorial pieces within the country. The editorial section is most revered for its staunch stance over liberal journalism and holds a great say in the country’s editorial industry as well as journalism realm.
Founding year: 1996
Founder: The New Nation