Jaijaidin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jaijaidin
Jaijaidin.jpg
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Jaijaidin Publication Limited
Publisher Sahid Hussain Chowdhury
Language Bengali
Headquarters Jaijaidin Publication Limited
Tejgaon
Dhaka
Bangladesh
Official website [1]

Jaijaidin (Bengali: যায়যায়দিন Jaejaedin) is a Bengali language daily published from Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Editor[edit]

In Bangladesh, Jaijaidin was published and edited by Shafik Rehman, but he lost the editorship of Jaijaidin in 2008 for his stand against a military-backed government. Kazi Rukanuddin Ahmed is now the acting editor. Syeed Hossain Chowdhury is now the Chairman of the Board of Editors. It used to be published as a weekly until mid-2006, at which point it became a daily. It came into fame during the 1980s because of its modern outlook and strong stance against the military ruler Hossain Mohammad Ershad. At one point it was banned by Ershad. It started republication after democracy was restored in 1991.

Location[edit]

Jaijaidin Office Outside.jpg

It is located in the "HRC Media Bhaban" in the Tejgaon Industrial Area. The Complex has two buildings.

The South Building has 3 floors. The Ground floor houses the printing section, the commercial department, circulation department and the Reception desk. The first floor is open for visitors. The Clinton room is the round table room. It was opened formally by the US ambassador to Bangladesh Patricia Butenis. The Mahathir Room is the place to organize workshops. The Monroe Studio is used for staged photo shoot for the newspaper and for recording television programs. The Hitchcock Hall is a 40 seat movie theatre. then comes the Picasso Gallery and the Che Cafe. Its the place for the popular entertainment article 10 minutes at the Che Cafe. The Second floor is the work place for journalists. The News, Editorial, Feature, IT and Photography departments are housed here. The Floor has 176 desks for Journalists.

The North Building has two floors. The printing paper storage is on the ground floor. The power generation facility is on this floor as well. The first floor has a 44 bed Dormitory. This dorm facility is for the students from the remote places of the country invited by the newspaper for a short visit to Dhaka to have a practical idea of the internal structure of a daily newspaper. The paper offers free short courses for the students as well. This floor also has the Mao Canteen.

Other information[edit]

Shafik Rehman's Jaijaidin has introduced in Bangladesh celebration of Love Day (ভালবাসা দিবস) Bhalobasha Dibôsh (Valentine's Day) on 14 February. Jaijaidin first introduced special issues with the articles from mass readers. Special magazines are written by mass people, and these magazines helped create thousands of freelance writers in Bangladesh. At the same time probably this publication is the writing place for most non resident Bangladeshi's. Beside introducing Valentine's Day this was the first Bangladeshi news publication to have its own website. As a weekly the Jaijaidin first implemented the idea of Reader's Poll to elect the most popular performing artists.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

External links[edit]