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Dhaka Tribune celebrates 6th anniversary

  • Published at 12:53 am April 20th, 2019
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Dhaka Tribune Publisher K Anis Ahmed, Editor Zafar Sobhan, Executive Editor Reaz Ahmad among others cut a cake to celebrate the sixth anniversary of the newspaper on Friday, April 19, 2019 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribne

As well as first rate news coverage, the Dhaka Tribune is also well known for its award-winning marketing campaigns

The Dhaka Tribune celebrated six years of publication in Bangladesh on Friday.

To mark the occasion, an open house and special celebrations were held in the evening, with Dhaka Tribune Editor Zafar Sobhan highlighting some of the many achievements of the popular print and online media outlet.

“I am thankful to everyone who has been with us throughout our journey so far,” he said.

Dhaka Tribune was first published in Bangladesh on April 19, 2013.

Five days later, the reporters and photographers of the fledgling paper were on the scene of the Rana Plaza disaster, and they have since covered many major stories with global impact and resonance, such as the Rohingya refugee crisis.

In print, the newspaper started as a broadsheet before going compact on March 1, 2015 under the motto: “The news you want. No more, no less.”

As well as first rate news coverage, the Dhaka Tribune is also well known for its award-winning marketing campaigns, such as “Glad to be a Bangladeshi” and “I am made in Bangladesh.”

Among the accolades brought home this year by Dhaka Tribune’s tenacious journalists were Dhaka Reporters Unity Award, Institute of Environment and Development (IED) Award and the silver award at the South Asian Digital Media Awards under the category of “Best Data Visualization.”