275 local newspapers shut down in Covid-19 pandemic: BIJN

Sun Online Desk

11th July, 2020 09:56:09 printer

275 local newspapers shut down in Covid-19 pandemic: BIJN

A total of 275 local newspapers among 456 have completely been shut down due to the financial crisis created for coronavirus pandemic.

A survey revealed on Saturday said that more than 60% of the 456 local daily and weekly newspapers in six districts, including Dhaka, have shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Independent Journalist Network (BIJN) Coordinator Amir Khasru disclosed the findings of the survey which was conducted from June 23-July 2.

According to the study, local journalists may turn away from the profession due to the economic crisis.

Over 1,600 journalists have become unemployed because of the shutdowns, and there were an average of six journalists at each media house.


Top