Probashi Bangladeshi News

Overview of Probashi Newspapers in Bangladesh

Probhashi is a word from the Bengali language which refers to people of Bangali heritage who were born or currently reside outside the country. Because this population consists in huge numbers, it was hardly a surprise when newspapers targetting this audience came into existance. Becasue of the geographical and demographical differences, the following collection of Probashi newspapers are our selection of the ones that do their job better than all the rest. Have a read:

Akhon Shomoy

For the celebration of the year 2000, the years entrance witnessed a US-Bangladesh joint cooperative venture, in the form of this newspapers. Published as a tabloid from the state of New York from the states, initially monthly, then weekly. Focusing on expat news, it highlights issues and queries and features feedback and tips all for the expats of Bengal residing in the US.

Founding year: 2000
Founder: None
Group: Government of the U.S.

Bengali Times

As the name suggests, this newspaper is meant to serve as insight into the countries affairs for the expats and the visiting nationals who would like to stay up to date with matters of the home country. Begali Times was the first paper of Non-Residential Bengalis (NRB) focus to have launched in Canada and allows the public to share thier NRB expereince as well as contribute to the newspapers content.

Founding year: 2008
Founder: None
Group: Canadian Government

Thikana

As the name suggests, this newspaper is meant to serve as insight into the countries affairs for the expats and the visiting nationals who would like to stay up to date with matters of the home country. Begali Times was the first paper of Non-Residential Bengalis (NRB) focus to have launched in Canada and allows the public to share thier NRB expereince as well as contribute to the newspapers content.

Founding year: 1990
Founder: M.M. Shaheen
Group: Prometheus Int’l Inc.

News-bangla.com

As the name suggests, this newspaper was cocieved as an online news portal dedicated to sharing all kinds of news for the NRB and expatriots. Published and updated from Washington D.C., it highlights all NRB related and focused news from all over the world. The portal allows options such as creating your own user acount and uploading content and reported content.

Founding year: 1990
Founder: None
Group: None

Janomot

With its roots in the Great Britain, Janomot was the first Bengali newspaper published in the UK as well as the first minority-language based newspaper outside of Bangladesh. It focuses on everything from news to entertainment with its weekly print. It enjoys a global subscribership and is heavily pupolar amongst NRB’s in all continents. It offers online versions of the printed paper as well as an online portal for an e-paper version.

Founding year: 1969
Founder: None
Group: None

Weekly Ajkal

Ajkal stands for today and tomorrow, hence the ironically named weekly paper has a lot of variety of content and focuses just as much on the hot and trending as it does on subjects such as politics and international finance. The paper is based out of India and is one of the few that have broken traditions of astronomical predictions and coments.

Founding year: 1981
Founder: Abhik Kumar Ghosh
Group: Aajkaal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

Jogajog

Meaning communication, the paper shares its name with that of a very popular Novel by a Bengali literary. The paper hailing from Canada enjoys a global readership and has a lot of variety when it comes to international and domestic news as well as lifestyle adn entertainment sections. Its focus is on allowing the NRB community to communicate its concerns and developments with other such communities and the poeple back home.

Founding year: 2008
Founder: None
Group: Charkha Advertising Ltd.

Weekly Porichoi

The newspaper getting published from New York is one of the few that offer both version (printed and online) free of charge. The papers are available for reading and downloading (over the internet – also free). It is widely read by residents of the state, and is often found in public places such as cafes and restaraunts. It offers a weekly review of all news gone by and offers indepth analysis and coverage on matters journalistic.

Founding year: 1994
Founder: Najmul Ahsan
Group: NA

WorldBangla.c0m

Like before, the name gives away the electronic nature of the paper. It is published and hosted from the U.S. and collaborates with a range of other online services to provide complete and up to date information on all things reportive. It does’nt focus on NRB news even though the content does target the audience. The portal gets atleast 10% of traffic from Bangladesh.

Founding year: 2001
Founder: A.M Chowdury Jehady
Group: World Bangla Ltd.

Weekly Potrica

The first and ofcourse only broadsheet Bengali newspaper published from the UK , the weekly Potrica talks about issues relating to the British Bangladeshi community. It is published from London, every Monday. It gained considerable fame in 2008 when the trunover in management laid out new plans for public campaigning.

Founding year: 1997
Founder: A.M Chowdury Jehady
Group: World Bangla Ltd.

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