This entry provides a brief overview of journalism in Bangladesh. It starts with a country profile and background. After presenting the early beginnings, it traces the development of journalism practice during the periods of state control, market liberalization, and digitization. It ends with a presentation on journalism education and challenges in the profession of journalism in Bangladesh.


Bangladesh is a nation situated on the Ganges River (Padma) delta on the Bay of Bengal in South Asia. It is surrounded by India (in the west, north, and east) and has a border with Myanmar in the southeast. The southern part of the country opens up to the Bay of Bengal. With a population of 168.1 million (2019 estimate of the United Nations Population Fund) and a territory ...

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