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Dhaka Bangla Media & Communication Ltd. (DBC News) (Bengali: ডিবিসি নিউজ) is a satellite based 24 hour television news channel in Bangladesh. The Chairman of the channel is Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, the Media Adviser to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The Managing Director is Sahidul Ahsan and CEO & Editor in Chief is Monjurul Islam.
DBC News was established on 21 September 2016 by Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury. He is the Media Adviser to Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina. Sahidul Ahsan was the founding managing director while Monjurul Islam was the founding news editor. The opening was attended by Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed and Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu. It started with the broadcast of the 10 am news.
On 27 October 2017, a motorcade of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia was attacked in Feni District. The news van of DBC and other news organizations were damaged in the attack. DBC News correspondent Partho Hasan was attacked by Shirhan Sharif Tomal, Bangladesh Jubo League leader and son of Land Minister Shamsur Rahman Sherif, on 29 November 2017. Bangladesh Police closed eight members of the Detective Branch of Barisal Metropolitan Police for torturing a cameraman of DBC in Barisal on 12 March 2018. The police team that attacked the journalist were led by sub-inspector Abul Bashar. According to the US State Department Human Rights Report for 2017 the government of Bangladesh forced DBC news to remove a news item tiled “Bangladesh’s Hasina Survives another Attempt on Her Life.” The news was sourced to a Burmese news portal.