Press Information Department

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Press Information Department
HeadquartersDhaka, Bangladesh
Region served
Official language
WebsitePress Information Department

Press Information Department or PID, is a government body responsible for disseminating government information to the media and a media regulatory organization. It is located in Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1][2] It is under the Ministry of Information.[3]


On August 2014 Press Information Department ordered the press to not use the term indigenous when referring to tribal communities in Bangladesh.[4] In February 2017 Begum Kamrun Nahar became the Principal Information Officer of the Press Information Department. She was the first female head of the Press Information Department.[5]

The Press Information Department ordered cable operators from providing foreign channels that air commercials of local companies on 3 January 2017.[6] On 9 November 2017 the government of Bangladesh announced that all news websites would have to register with Press Information Department.[7] The Editor's Council asked the government to exempt online newspapers from registration.[8] Government officials hold press conferences in the Press Information Department Conference Hall.[9]


  1. ^ "Press Information Department(PID)-Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh". Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  2. ^ "An appallingly bad idea". The Daily Star. 2 July 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Govt has no list of online news portals: Inu". The Daily Star. 11 January 2018. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Unique protest by adivasis". The Daily Star. 10 August 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Kamrun Nahar new Principal Information Officer". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Stop airing foreign TV channels that run local ads". The Daily Star. 3 January 2017. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Online news portals now need registration". The Daily Star. 9 November 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Keep online editions out of registration". The Daily Star. 30 November 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Genocide Day: Letter for int'l recognition by this month". The Daily Star. 24 March 2017. Retrieved 12 February 2018.