Dhaka Tribune

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Dhaka Tribune
Logo of Dhaka Tribune.svg
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)2A Media Limited
PublisherKazi Anis Ahmed
EditorZafar Sobhan
HeadquartersFR Tower, 8/C Panthpath, Shukrabad, Dhaka 1207.

The Dhaka Tribune is a national English-language broadsheet daily newspaper published in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Its founding editor is Zafar Sobhan.[1][2]

Launched in 2013, it has print and online versions with readers both in Bangladesh and internationally. The newspaper is owned by Gemcon Group and published by Kazi Anis Ahmed.[3][4][5]


Dhaka Tribune was first published on April 19, 2013 Bangladesh.[6] The newspaper started as a broadsheet before going compact on March 1, 2015. [7] Since May 1, 2019 it has reverted to broadsheet editions.[8] The motto of the newspaper is "The news you want. No more, no less". It is known for its award-winning marketing campaigns Glad to be a Bangladeshi and I am made in Bangladesh.[citation needed] Since 2015, Dhaka Tribune has been the main media partner for the Dhaka Literary Festival.[9]

Political position[edit]

The newspaper describes its editorial policy as liberal economically and socially. It actively supports equal gender rights in Bangladesh.[10] In its editorials, the paper has called for anti-gay laws in Bangladesh to be repealed.[11]

2A Media Limited, a concern of Awami League leader Kazi Nabil Ahmed's Gemcon Group, is its leading shareholder.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bangladeshi Blogger, Known As Free-Thinker, Violently Killed In Dhaka". NPR.org. Retrieved 2017-10-09.
  2. ^ "Nearly 400,000 Of Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya Seek Asylum In Bangladesh". NPR.org. Retrieved 2017-10-09.
  3. ^ Ahmed, K. Anis (7 November 2015). "Bangladesh's ideological murders are a further attack on its liberal ideals" – via The Guardian.
  4. ^ "Press release in bangladesh » Dhaka Tribune's online version launched". Press.bangladeshinfo.com. 2013-04-21. Archived from the original on 2013-06-20. Retrieved 2013-06-11.
  5. ^ "Dhaka Tribune's online version launched". Bangladesh Business News. 2013-04-20. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-06-11.
  6. ^ "Dhaka Tribune launched". Dhaka Tribune. 2013-07-09. Retrieved 2015-09-14.
  7. ^ "Introducing the compact Dhaka Tribune". Dhaka Tribune. 2015-03-01. Retrieved 2015-09-14.
  8. ^ Dhaka Tribune - From this May, Dhaka Tribune is switching..., retrieved 2019-09-28
  9. ^ DESIGNARIUM. "Dhaka Lit Fest". dhakalitfest.com. Retrieved 2017-10-09.
  10. ^ "Make equal rights everyday reality". Dhaka Tribune. 2016-03-08. Retrieved 2015-09-14.
  11. ^ "Bangladesh newspaper urges repeal of anti-gay law". 76 CRIMES. 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2017-10-09.