DBC News

Dhaka Bangla Media & Communication Ltd. (DBC News) (Bengali: ডিবিসি নিউজ) is a satellite based 24 hour television news channel in Bangladesh.[2][3] The Chairman of the channel is Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, the Media Adviser to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.[4] The Managing Director is Sahidul Ahsan and CEO & Editor in Chief is Monjurul Islam.[5]

DBC News
Launched21 September 2016
Owned byDhaka Bangla Media & Communication Ltd.
Picture formatMPEG-2
Broadcast areaBangladesh
HeadquartersAhsan Tower, 76 Bir Uttam A.K Khandakar Sarak, Mohakhali C/A, Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1]
WebsiteDBC News
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DBC News was established on 21 September 2016 by Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury. He is the Media Adviser to Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina. Sahidul Ahsan was the founding managing director while Monjurul Islam was the founding news editor. The opening was attended by Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed and Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu.[4][5] It started with the broadcast of the 10 am news.[2]

Censorship and violence

On 27 October 2017, a motorcade of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia was attacked in Feni District. The news van of DBC and other news organizations were damaged in the attack.[6] DBC News correspondent Partho Hasan was attacked by Shirhan Sharif Tomal, Bangladesh Jubo League leader and son of Land Minister Shamsur Rahman Sherif, on 29 November 2017.[7][8] Bangladesh Police closed eight members of the Detective Branch of Barisal Metropolitan Police for torturing a cameraman of DBC in Barisal on 12 March 2018.[9][10] The police team that attacked the journalist were led by sub-inspector Abul Bashar.[11][12] According to the US State Department Human Rights Report for 2017 the government of Bangladesh forced DBC news to remove a news item tiled “Bangladesh’s Hasina Survives another Attempt on Her Life.” The news was sourced to a Burmese news portal.[13]


Rajkahon on DBC News is a primetime political talk show hosted by Sharmin Chowdhury, a television journalist.[14] Choturnogo is a weekly show featuring individuals from the arts and entertainment field.[15]


  1. "Headquarter of DBC News".
  2. আনুষ্ঠানিক সম্প্রচারে গেল ডিবিসি নিউজ. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  3. ডিবিসি নিউজ-এর চিত্র সাংবাদিকের ওপর নির্যাতনের প্রতিবাদে ফেনী প্রেস ক্লাবের মানববন্ধন. The Daily Sangram (in Bengali). Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  4. "DBC News begins its journey". The Daily Star. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  5. পূর্ণ সম্প্রচারে এলো ডিবিসি নিউজ. bangla.bdnews24.com (in Bengali). Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  6. "Khaleda's motorcade attacked in Feni". Dhaka Tribune. 28 October 2017. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  7. "Attack on Journos: Jubo League expels land minister's son". The Daily Star. 15 December 2017. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  8. "4 journalists beaten up in Pabna". The Daily Star. 30 November 2017. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  9. "Eight DB police closed over torture of journalist in Barisal". Dhaka Tribune. 13 March 2018. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  10. ডিবিসি নিউজ'র সাংবাদিককে নির্যাতনের প্রতিবাদে মানববন্ধন. The Daily Observer (in Bengali). Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  11. "5 more cops suspended over Barisal journo torture". UNB. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  12. "Constable suspended over torture of DBC News cameraperson in Barisal". Dhaka Tribune. 14 March 2018. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  13. "US: Significant limitations on freedom of speech in Bangladesh in 2017". Dhaka Tribune. 21 April 2018. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  14. "Juddho Sheshe Juddho". Dhaka Tribune. 20 November 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2018. Television journalist Nobonita Chowdhury is widely known as a talk show host and moderator. Host of primetime political talk show, Rajkahon on DBC News, Nobonita
  15. "Nusraat Faria on "Choturongo"". The Daily Star. 21 April 2018. Retrieved 11 July 2018.

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