In a day-long meeting editors and publishers said that the most newspapers published from remote districts are in deep crisis. To overcome the situation need financial and technical support to maintain its quality. Meeting was held on 31 August 2016 at Habigonj town, a northeastern district headquarter of Bangladesh. The editors also mentioned that the violation of human rights became a regular practice in this region.
Poor are the worst victim of it. Many serious incidents kept unreported. ‘Due to lack of resources there are always shortage of staff so, we can’t cover all the incidents,’ said Shameen Ahsan, Editor of the Daily Khowai.
The editors have demanded government subsidy and fair distribution of public advertisements for healthy growth of local newspapers. Many of them are now planning to go for internet version but they need technical support.