Bangla Sangbad at a glance
Our Mission: Bangla Sangbad is Bangladesh’s international broadcaster. We convey a comprehensive image of Bangladesh. We report events and developments, incorporate Bengal and other perspectives in a journalistically independent manner. By doing a report so we promote understanding between cultures and peoples. We simultaneously also provide access to the Bangla language.
Our Programming: We carry out our legal mandate through television, radio and online news. BS stands for in-depth and reliable information in many languages, with 24-hour TV channel which is available almost everywhere in the world.
Our Audiences: We reach out especially to international and national decision makers, to people who have or will have an influence on opinion making. In authoritarian states, we turn to those who engage themselves for democracy, civil liberties, and progress. Our Bangla programs are also directed towards Bangla speakers abroad and those who teach or want to learn Bangla. BS reaches more than 100 million people on a weekly basis. BS made for knowledge democracy and culture. That’s our claim.
Our Distribution: We rely on a satellite network, on our roughly many partner stations, on the internet, and on mobile distribution. We keep broadcasting through shortwave, for instance in all over the world. Where this form of communication still reaches many people.
Our BS Academy: We pass on our knowledge. For over few years, we have promoted media development around the world and professionalized media makers and managers. Sustainable media promotion is the guiding theme of BS Academy. This includes intercultural media training.
Our Organization: Bangla Sangbad is organized as a public broadcaster and is financed by our partners. Shahadat Hossain Bhuiyan is our Chairman and Editor. Around 50 employees and nearly as many freelancers from Bangladesh work at Bangla Sangbad Studio.
Our Editor Shahadat Says: if there is anything I have learned in the last year of leading the correspondents association. It is that we cannot take those rights or the law that guarantees them for granted. We must remain vigilant against any attempt to curtail the freedom of the press and any attempt to undermine the important work journalists do. We must also correct mistakes when we make them and report truthfully to guard against actual made-up or fake news. Which does indeed exist and dangerous to a functioning democracy? Bangla Sangbad’s choice highlights the fact that even in strong, established democracies, reporters rights must be fought for. Then it is in that spirit.