Wednesday, June 08, 2005

The Bangla Mirror

The directors and staff lead wide professional and social lives which are intertwined with the newspaper
The Bangla Mirror is an English language weekly for Bangladeshis. It is published in London, England at an office in Bethnal Green.
It costs £0.50 and is on sale at retail shops with high Asian populations. It can also be subscribed for.
The Bangla Mirror is read in the United Kingdom, Bangladesh, the United States of America, Sri Lanka, Norway and Iceland. The newspaper is read at the Bangladeshi High Commission in London and by civil service departments in Bangladesh itself.
At present, there is a need for correspondents in outlying regions of the United Kingdom. If you think you can help or participate in any way, do please contact the newspaper.
Owing to the fact that approximately 90 percent of the ethnic Bangladeshis in the British Isles have personal origins in the Sylhet region of Bangladesh and are, presumably, interested in that locality more than other places in Bangladesh, some pages of the Bangla Mirror are devoted exclusively to Sylheti news.
The international pages emphasise Asian and Muslim news stories.
Since the majority of Bangladeshis are followers of Islam, there is a certain amount of coverage on Islamic topics such as the situation of the Muslim Ummah, questions of religious observance and the international balance of power as it affects the Muslim- majority nations.
If you are interested in getting involved, contact the newspaper through its website:
The newspaper is sited at its offices at:
The Bangla Mirror
26, Hanbury Street
E1 6QR
Telephone: 0207-247 4614; 07958-494 921.
For advertising queries including rates please contact through the above channels.
Alex Galleli is the executive editor. She trained at the London School of Journalism and overlooks all editorial aspects of the newspaper.
Ali Ismail is the sub-editor and writer who does the Bangladesh pages, the international pages and a feature article each week. He is a highly trained journalist and newshound and was trained in his field at the London School of Journalism, Trinity & All Saints College, and the National Council for the Training of Journalists. Before he was a journalist, he worked for a decade at a statutory institution which state registered para-medical professionals to work in the National Health Service. He had responsibility for dietitians and orthoptists and a residual responsibility for the former remedial gymnasts profession which eventually became incorporated into the physiotherapists register.
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