The Daily Naya Diganta is a Bengali language newspaper which enjoys a huge circulation of 0.2 million. It is also known as the cheapest newspaper in Bangladesh. However, it is often criticized for having a right-wing idealogy because it gives more coverage to the views of the right-wing political party of Bangladesh.
It is part of the Diganta Media Corporation, which was owned by Mir Quasem Ali, a politician from Jammat-e-Islami Bangladesh. Diganta TV is a sister company of the newspaper. The TV channel launched in August 2008. Alamgir Mohiuddin is the editor of Naya Diganta.
The Naya Diganta newspaper reporter has warned because he misrepresented the testimony of a prosecution witness before the International Criminal Court in January 2012. On June 17, 2012, the president of the holding company Mir Quasem Ali arrested on charges of war crimes during the war of liberation of Bangladesh. He was sentenced to death by the International Criminal Court. Bangladesh’s Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu accused the newspaper of “propaganda” against the ICC.
A higher court in Dhaka accused the editor of this newspaper of defamation in the Mohammed defamation case, and another lawsuit brought against the editor of Naya Diganta for defamation of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. A faction of the Dhaka Journalists’ Union (DUJ) has expelled its units in the Daily Sangram, Naya Diganta, Weekly Sonar Bangla and Diganta Television. Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir. Owned these four media outlets.
The Justice Department’s press release of November 29, 2015, stated, all four media outlets own by persons are accused of crimes against humanity.
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