Daily Bir Chattagram Mancha

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Daily Bir Chattagram Mancha
Daily Bir Chattagram Mancha.jpg
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Editor-in-chief Syed Omar Farooq
Founded 1997
Language Bengali
Headquarters 92 Momin Road
Shah Anis Masjid Market

Daily Bir Chattagram Mancha (Bengali: দৈনিক বীর চট্টগ্রাম মঞ্চ) is a newspaper in Chittagong, Bangladesh.[1] The newspaper was first published as a weekly in 1997 and since 2000 has operated as a daily newspaper.[citation needed] Syed Omar Farooq is the founding[citation needed] editor-in-chief.[2]

On 22 August 2004, journalist Kamal Hossain, who worked for the Ajker Kagoj and Chattagram Mancha, was murdered at his home in Manikcchari where he was the local correspondent.[3][4]

During a period of widespread harassment of journalists in the area in 2006, Chattagram Mancha reporter Sukumar Barua was arrested for two days until local journalists agitated for his release. According to reports, seven journalists were tortured and 35 legal cases were filed against them by politicians.[5]

The newspaper and staff has been an active member of the Chittagong Union of Journalists by participating in programmes and token strikes for wages.[6][7]

See also


  1. ^ "Newspapers". Chittagong (in Bengali). Bangladesh National Portal. Retrieved 2017-06-22.
  2. ^ "Didaar Boli becomes champion". The New Nation. 16 April 2012. Archived from the original on 2013-06-20. Retrieved 2017-06-22.
  3. ^ "Kamal Hossain". Committee to Protect Journalists. 22 August 2004. Retrieved 2013-04-07.
  4. ^ "Report 2005: Follow up, Murder anniversary of Journalist Kamal". Bangladesh Centre for Development, Journalism and Communication. 2005. Retrieved 2013-06-05.
  5. ^ Jasim Majumder (24 September 2006). "Journos becoming targets of politicians in Khagrachhari". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2013-06-05.
  6. ^ "CUJ programmes to implement wage board". The Daily Star. BSS. 6 June 2010. Retrieved 2013-06-05.
  7. ^ "CUJ stages sit-in". The Daily Star. UNB. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 2013-06-05.

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