Afsan Chowdhury, a veteran journalist, author, Liberation War historian and recipient of Bangla Academy Award, has joined UNB and Dhaka Courier as Editor-at-Large.
"We're extremely proud to have Afsan Chowdhury, founding member of Dhaka Courier and UNB, to rejoin us as Editor-at-Large. His experience and knowledge of history and journalism will be of immense benefit for the further growth of our media outfit, which has emerged as the largest generator and aggregator of news in Bangladesh," said Enayetullah Khan, the Editor-in-Chief of UNB and Dhaka Courier.
With Afsan Chowdhury's joining, UNB's digital journey will also get momentum, allowing it to serve its readers with relevant and timely content as he is a seasoned social media strategist, Enayetullah Khan said.
Having a nationwide network of over 100 correspondents and international correspondents in New York, New Delhi, Beijing, Cairo, Los Angeles, London, Brussels, Tokyo, Vancouver and Singapore, UNB serves over 20 million viewers, listeners and readers.
Currently, UNB has News Exchange Agreements with over 40 countries in the world, including PTI of India, Xinhua of China, Kyodo of Japan, Bernama of Malaysia, AsiaNet, Yonhap of South Korea, ITAR-TASS News Agency of Russia, FAAPA of Africa, CAN of Cyprus, Moroccan News Agency (MAP), Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) and Emirates News Agency (WAM) of the UAE to name a few.
Founded in 1988, UNB is the first fully digitalised wire service in South Asia and is the principal partner in news exchange with AP, one of the world's largest wire services.
Also, a member of News Agencies World Congress (NAWC), UNB has remained true to its core values of accuracy and integrity.