About Us

HISTORY

Somoyerkotha24 established its place in the media scene of Bangladesh on January 2014. It started its journey with a sense of challenge and a feeling of humility to serve this nation as a truly independent newspaper.

The newspaper made its debut at a historic time when, with the fall of an autocratic regime, the country was well set to begin a new era towards establishing a democratic system of government which eluded Bangladesh for too long.

OBJECTIVE

Somoyerkotha24 carries on with the long-term responsibility is to strengthen public opinion on how the democratic system should work and how to sustain and nurture democratic norms effectively.

It was a privilege for Somoyerkotha24 With that privilege came an enormous responsibility of upholding the duties of a free press. The newspaper is proud to pursue that policy without relenting for the past 6 years.

VALUES

The uniqueness of Somoyerkotha24 lies in its non-partisan position, in the freedom it enjoys from any influence of political parties or vested groups. Its strength is in taking position of neutrality in conflicts between good and evil, justice and injustice, right and wrong, regardless of positions held by any group or alliance.

The paper believes to report events objectively, as it is, and without any fear and favour. It is committed to serve the people. That’s why people — whether in power or in opposition — respect Somoyerkotha24.

Somoyerkotha24 advocates rule of law, human rights, gender issues, national interests, press freedom, transparency and accountability of people in the administration and in the world of trade and industry on which the newspaper has never compromised whatever the costs. No political powers can take it for granted and no-one is given cause to doubt its fairness.

SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC COMMITMENT

Being well aware of its social responsibilities and duties, the newspaper works to ensure human rights to all, remove gender discrimination, advocate rule of law, press freedom, transparency and accountability in the administration and in the world of trade and industry and above all to uphold national interests. While working for these ends, Somoyerkotha24 always maintains utmost sincerity and accountability to serve the nation the way it is bound by its norms and values.

Besides running news reports on these issues, Somoyerkotha24 carries special reports, human-interest stories, features, articles and essays written by its staffs and other professionals and talents from across the country and abroad.

During different national crises, the newspaper played an important role to solve those to stop people’s sufferings. As it remain alert of its social duties, Somoyerkotha24 frequently organises roundtables, seminars and discussions on the issues. It also works closely with the civil society for this end.

To promote young talents, Somoyerkotha24 organises debates and different competitions at school and college-levels and awards those who show excellence in different fields.