An appeal to our readers
We recall with a tremendous sense of pride and respect how our readers have stood by us in all the crises we faced throughout our three-decade journey starting in 1991. Without your unshakeable faith and continued support, we could not have overcome the challenges that we faced.
You may already know that we have been operating under tremendous financial burden caused by a steady and unrelenting rise of newsprint price in the global market over the last year which doubled in the last few months due to the production and supply disruptions caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In addition, the higher exchange rate of dollars, and the rising printing and distribution expenses have caused the cost of production of our newspaper to nearly double.
Permit us to point out that during the pandemic, whose impact still affects us severely, we did not increase our cover price and absorbed the total shock of massive advertisement and circulation drop keeping in mind the interest of our readers.
In view of all the above factors, we are forced, at this crisis point, to raise the cover price of this paper to Tk 15 daily from July 1, 2022.
We appreciate the understanding and firmly believe that your support for independent journalism will remain unabated so that we can continue with renewed vigour our "Journalism Without Fear or Favour".
-Editor & Publisher
The Daily Star