• 'Shafik arrested for Joy's FB post'

    The BNP yesterday alleged that journalist Shafik Rehman was arrested and taken on remand because of a Facebook status of the prime

  • Journalist Probir appeals for security

    Journalist Probir Sikdar has appealed to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to ensure that he does not become a victim of forced

  • RSF expresses serious concern over freedom of expression in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh has moved two notches up to 144th position among 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index-2016 prepared by Reporters Sans Frontières. But the Paris-based advocacy group voices serious concern over the state of freedom of expression in Bangladesh.

  • Newspaper owners must pay staff’s income tax: SC

    The Supreme Court upholds a wage board provision that instructs the owners of newspapers and news agencies to pay the income tax of their employees.

  • Free media vital for democracy

    The power of the press always overcomes the power to suppress, former Amnesty International chief Irene Z Khan has said.

  • Editors are partners of conspiracy

    Editors sometimes work as partners of conspiracy against the country's interest, Mahbubul Alam Hanif, Awami League joint general

  • Democracy needs active role of newspapers: President

    President Abdul Hamid calls upon all newspapers to continue their contributions to the development of the country through responsible journalism. Addressing a programme marking the 25th anniversary of The Daily Star, he says all the media must work to fight extremism and terrorism.

  • Pay scale: President for addressing journos’ salary disparity

    President Abdul Hamid expresses his hope that the government will give due attention to salary disparities of journalists following the announcement of new national pay scale.

  • Raushan humiliates journalists

    Leader of the Opposition in parliament Raushan Ershad humiliates journalists saying most of them chose the profession due to lack of employment.

  • 110 journalists killed in 2015, says Reporters Without Borders

    A total of 110 journalists are killed around the world in 2015, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Tuesday, warning that more were being deliberately targeted for their work in supposedly peaceful countries.

  • Online news portals now need registration

    The Press Information Department (PID) starts online newspaper registration process to check yellow journalism and ensure government benefits for the publishers

  • BBC to cut more than 1,000 jobs

    The BBC is to cut 1,000 jobs because of a £150m budget gap in its licence fee income.

  • Manik Miah: A Legendary Journalist

    Tofazzal Hossain (1911- June 1,1969), Editor of The Daily Ittefaq, is a legend in the realm of journalism in Bangladesh. Though he was also known as Manik Miah, his pen name Musafir was his most popular identity.

  • Facebook rolls out 'Instant Articles' publisher platform

    Facebook to introduce 'Instant Articles', which will offer organisations chance to create interactive content that is simpler,faster to read on Facebook via mobile device.

  • World Press Freedom Day 2015

    Let journalism thrive

    THE United Nations commemorated World Press Freedom Day 2015 on May 3 with a moment of silence for journalists killed in the line of duty, and drew attention to the need for greater gender equality in the media and the safety of journalists in the digital age, where protection from surveillance will become increasingly important.

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