The Daily Star (Bangladesh)
Front page of the Friday edition of The Daily Star on 17 January 2008
|Headquarters||64-65, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka-1215|
The Daily Star is the largest circulating daily English-language newspaper in Bangladesh. Founded by Syed Mohammed Ali on 14 January 1991, as Bangladesh transitioned and restored parliamentary democracy, The Daily Star emerged as a leading and influential national newspaper of record. Its editorial stance is characterized by staunch liberal and progressive ideals emanating from the Liberation of Bangladesh; a reputation for non-partisan quality reportage and a distinguished record of investigative journalism. The newspaper's position in Bangladesh is comparable to that of the The New York Times in the United States and The Independent in the United Kingdom.
Its motto, "Committed to People's Right to Know", appears daily on the upper-middle section of the front page. The Daily Star is led by Mahfuz Anam, a freedom fighter and former United Nations official, and one of the most outspoken political commentators in Bangladesh. Its major patrons, among others, include Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus, former Amnesty International chief Irene Khan and former Bangladesh foreign minister Dr. Kamal Hossain.
The principal bureaus of the newspaper are located in Dhaka and Chittagong, with several representatives abroad. It is organized to sections: News, Opinion and Editorial, Star Business, Star Sports, Arts and Entertainment, National and Metropolitan. It publishes various major supplements and magazines, including The Star, Forum, Lifestyle, Star Literature, Law & Our Rights, Shout, Star Insight and Science and Life.
The Daily Star is owned by Mediaworld, in which a major share is held by the Transcom Group of Latifur Rahman. The Transcom Group also owns Prothom Alo, one of Bangladesh's most widely read Bengali newspapers.
The general section of the newspaper is headed by Dr Salehuddin Ahmed, its managing editor, while the news team is led by Syed Ashfaqul Haque, chief news editor. Ahmed Aliis in charge of the Metro. Other leaders are AFM Jamaluddin (establishment manager), Mizanur Rahman (accounts manager), Selim S.H. Chowdhury (production & events manager), and Sher Ali (advertising manager).
The Daily Star publishes a number of supplements along with its 24-page main publication.
- The Star, a magazine-size weekly, is published every Friday.
- Lifestyle, a weekly fashion and lifestyle tabloid, is published every Tuesday.
- RisingStars, a weekly tabloid-size supplement for teenagers, is published every Thursday.
- Law and Our Rights, a weekly supplement on legal issues, published every Saturday.
- Star Campus, a university-based supplement of the paper, is published every Sunday.
- Forum, a monthly magazine, edited by Shah Husain Imam, is published with the newspaper on the first Monday of the month.
- Star Insight, a supplement focusing on events beyond Dhaka, published every other Saturday.
- List of newspapers in Bangladesh
- The Daily Independent
- New Age
- Prothom Alo
- The Daily Ittefaq
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- Star Magazine Website
- Lifestyle Website
- RisingStars Website
- Law and our rights Website
- Star Campus Website
- Forum Website
- Star Insight Website
- Gonomot Online Website
- About Gonomot, Gonomot Online website
- The Daily Star Website
- BDmirror24.com, Most Trusted Online Newspaper in Bangladesh
- History of newspapers in Bangladesh, Bangladesh Live
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