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Bangladesh Newspapers: with brief history

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List of Bangladeshi newspapers

History of Bangladeshi Newspapers

Prothom Alo was founded on 4 November 1998. The circulation of Prothom Alo grew from an initial circulation of 42,000 to a circulation of a half million copies. The newspaper distinguished itself by its investigations of acid attacks and violence against women and pushing for tougher laws against the sale of acid. From press facilities located in Dhaka, Chittagong and Bogra, around 5,00,000 copies (as of March ‘2014) are circulated each day. According to National Media Survey 2012, everyday 5.1 million people read the print edition of Prothom Alo. The claimed readership of the print edition of this newspaper is 9.6 million. According to a brand equity study conducted by Quantum Consumer Solutions Limited, Prothom Alo is considered to be the most influential newspaper brand in Bangladesh. Source: Wikipedea

The Ittefaq was first published as a weekly paper on December 24, 1953 by Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani and Yar Mohammad Khan, its founders and publishers and also the founders and treasurers of Bangladesh Awami League . As both were actively involved politics and the anti-Pakistan movement, they appointed Tofazzal Hossain , who was working in Kokata at the time, as its editor. The newspaper incorrectly displays Tofazzal Hossain also known as Manik Mia as its founder. Tofazzal Hossain was the editor of The Daily Ittefaq. In the colonial era it publicized the negligence and colonial mindset of Pakistan leaders to East Pakistan. As a result, the government acted against its editors and journalists. Tofazzal Hossain's post editorial column ‘Rajnaitik Mancha’ (political platform) became popular in East Pakistan.  Source: Ittefaq

Samakal is a Bengali daily newspaper published in Dhaka , Bangladesh. Samakal started publishing on 31 May 2005. As of 2007, the circulation of Samakal is around 200,000.Golam Sarwar, a prominent journalist in Bangladesh is serving here as the editor. S.M. Shahab Uddin is serving as the Executive Director while Mustafiz Shafi is performing his duties as the Executive Editor of the daily. Source: Wikipedia

Dainik Janakantha  is a Bengali daily newspaper published from Dhaka, Bangladesh It is owned by Janakantha Shilpa Paribar. This newspaper was first published on 21 February 1993. Mohammad Atikallah Khanis the editor of this newspaper.In 1999 Bangladesh army personals had to diffuse a landmine left at the newspaper office by suspected Islamist militants. Source: Wikipedia

 

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