Ajker Kagoj

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Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Founded 1997 (1997)
Language Bengali
Ceased publication 2007

Ajker Kagoj (Bengali: আজকের কাগজ, lit. 'Today's Paper') was a daily Bengali-language newspaper published in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The newspaper was launched in 1991 under the editorship of Naimul Islam Khan. The newspaper established the modern Bengali-language newspaper. It was closed in 2007.

Press intimidation[edit]

On 10 July 2004, an Ajker Kagoj reporter received a death threat describing him and the newspaper as an "enemy of Islam" and warning that he would be "killed within a month."[1] On 22 August 2004, Kamal Hossain, another reporter from the newspaper, was murdered while collecting data for a story on organized crime in the south-eastern town of Manikchhari.[2][3]


Ajker Kagoj was shut down on 20 September 2007 as a result of continued financial difficulties.[4] In a statement, editor Kazi Sahed Ahmad promised that all 225 staff and journalists would receive their pay and entitlements.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2004 News Alert". Committee to Protect Journalists. 2004-07-13. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 
  2. ^ "Kamal Hossain". Committee to Protect Journalists. 2004-08-22. Retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  3. ^ "Bangladesh:Annual Report 2005". Reporters Without Borders. January 2005. Archived from the original on 30 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 
  4. ^ "Ajker Kagoj shut down". AsiaMedia. The Asia Institute, University of California. 2007-09-20. Archived from the original on 2007-10-24. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 
  5. ^ "Bangla daily Ajker Kagoj shut down". The Financial Express. 2007-09-20. Retrieved 2007-12-12.