Blitz launching Arabic and Hindi editions


On the occasion of its twentieth year of publication, Blitz will be launching its Hindi and Arabic edition with the aim of reaching much wider number of readers in India as well as Arab nations such as Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Yemen, Jordan, Oman, Qatar, Libya, Mauritania, Lebanon, Comoros, Syria, Kuwait, Iraq, Morocco, Tunisia, Sudan, Djibouti, Egypt, Palestine, Bahrain, Somalia and the United Arab Emirates.

Our Hindi edition is being launched with the aim of further strengthening the existing bilateral relations between Bangladesh and India, while publishing prolific reports, features and opinion editorial on politics, economy, diplomacy, defense cooperation, scientific innovation, medicine, education, culture, tourism and all walks of lives.

Masthead of Blitz Arabic edition

Blitz Hindi edition aspires to play an important role in promoting democracy, freedom of expression, freedom of press, religious harmony, human bondage, while it also commits to effectively combating terrorism and militancy.

The year 2023-2024 shall be extremely important for the people of Bangladesh and India as both the countries are heading towards holding general elections. India being the oldest and largest democracy shall be of great attention to regional and international media where the main battle of ballot shall be between ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be Indian National Congress (INC).

Blitz Arabic Edition aspires to play role in bringing news and features on the Arab nations while promoting its diplomacy, trade, culture, tourism, development activities, defense cooperation, scientific innovation, medicine, while it shall give special emphasis on education.

What is Blitz?

Blitz is an independent newspaper, established in 2003 for the purpose of presenting balanced coverage of events. Since inception, we have been vigorously confronting radical Islam, political Islam and militancy; denouncing antisemitism and Holocaust denial, and promoting interfaith harmony. It is an independent journal that has been publishing the truth under extreme adversities.

Blitz firmly believes, it is the responsibility of the state not only to protect and defend the citizen but also to create the conditions – political, social, economic, and cultural, in which all citizens may achieve their highest potential as human beings. It is committed to the principle of individual freedom.

Masthead of Blitz Hindi edition

Our slogan is – Fears None But God, meaning, we have the audacity of publishing truth against lies and bias. For years, we have been upholding this principle despite multiple forms of challenges. In today’s world of insanity and biased journalism, Blitz possibly is the only newspaper that has been boldly confronting injustice, religious bigotry, radical Islam and political Islam. For this reason, it has emerged as the most influential newspaper enjoying credibility and acceptability amongst the policymakers in the world. Because of our investigative reports, Islamist militancy groups such as Hizbut Tahrir, Hizbut Towhid, Khatmey Nabuwat Movement, etcetera were banned in Bangladesh and the West. Blitz has been the first newspaper to expose the notorious activities of Zakir Naik, a radical Islamic preacher, who has now been banned in a number of countries including Bangladesh, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom. We also are against militancy outfits such as Al Qaeda, Islamic State, Boko Haram, Al Shabab, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hizbul Mujahedeen etcetera.

The editor of this newspaper, Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury is a multi-award-winning anti-radical Islam and anti-militancy journalist with international acclaim. He received the ‘Freedom to Write’ award in 2005 from PEN USA; the American Jewish Committee’s prestigious ‘Moral Courage Award’ in 2006; ‘Monaco Media Award’ in 2009′; ‘Key to Englewood’ (NJ) in 2009 etcetera. He has been nominated several times for the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize, a competition organized annually by the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development; as well as Reason Foundation’s Bastiat Prize. Shoaib Choudhury is a research scholar and a prominent counterterrorism specialist in the region. Mr. Choudhury has served as the Chief Correspondent of the Russian Itar-TASS news agency in Bangladesh for many years. He also has been writing for The Organiser (India’s oldest periodical), OpIndia, South Asia Journal, Muslim Mirror, Hindu Post, Pressenza International Media Agency, Afternoon Voice, The Arutz Sheva, The Jerusalem Report, Israel Today, OZ Arab Media and other international newspapers. Mr. Choudhury is regularly quoted by a large number of international media outlets. He also has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Sun, The Washington Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Jewish Week, The Haaretz, The Jerusalem Post, The Berliner Zeitung, The Outlook, The Business Standard, i24TV, VOA TV, France24 TV, Radio Moscow, The Huffington Post, The Australian, ABC Radio, Al Jazeera, Al Arabia TV, The Times of Bahrain and many other international news outlets in the world.

Commenting on Mr. Choudhury, The New York Times in its editorial said: “Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, a Muslim editor and commentator in Bangladesh, has a rare virtue — he champions dialogue and decency in a culture hemmed in by extremism and corruption”. A version of this article appears in print on December 14, 2003, Section 4, Page 10 of the National edition with the headline: The Risks of Journalism in Bangladesh.

Under the courageous and dynamic leadership of Mr. Choudhury, a team of seasoned journalists is working hard in presenting hard-hitting reports as well as analytical opinion editorials. Columnists, analysts and research scholars from around the world are contributing to this newspaper since its inception.

Blitz truly is a newspaper of international standards published from Bangladesh. It has both print and online editions.

All the contents of this newspaper are instantly crawled by Google News, Yahoo News, Bing News, Baidu News, Opera News, MSN News, AOL News, News360, DuckDuckG0, World-News Network (WN), Yandex, and other major search engines. We are regularly quoted by most of the front-ranking news outlets around the world. We also have syndication and content exchange agreements with over 750 newspapers and news agencies around the world.

Blitz has content-sharing arrangements with HTDS (Hindustan Times Digital Streaming) and several newspapers around the world.

Leading news agencies such as Reuters, Lexis Nexis, Philippines News Agency, United News of India, Antara News, Business Wire India, Khama Press, NewsWing, South East Asian News, News Tribe, UK Government News and others are regularly using the content of this newspaper. Blitz is quoted by a majority of international news outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The Hill, The Organiser, The Outlook, The Business Standard, Zee News, Republic TV, Anandabazar Patrika, The Dawn, The Hindu, NDTV, The Guardian, Times of India, Indian Express, Bangkok Post, France24 TV, Berliner Zeitung, Arutz Sheva, Jerusalem Post, Al Arabiya, Voice of America and many others. News outlets and researchers looking for references on issues related to counterterrorism regularly visit Blitz as our archive contains a large number of contents critical of terrorism, militancy, radical Islam and religious extremism.

Every month millions of readers visit the online edition of Blitz, while we print approximately 30,000 copies every Thursday. Additionally, everyday more than 27,000 people receive NEWS ALERTS via email every time whenever a news content is published.

Blitz has already emerged as the most influential newspaper because it is read by the top policymakers around the world. Also, this newspaper is read by diplomats, teachers, students, researchers, counter-terrorism experts, civil and military officials, politicians, journalists, editors, rights activists, bloggers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, business personnel, and others.

Most of the articles and reports in Blitz are read by thousands of readers from around the world. Back in 2007, members of the US Congress had recognized Blitz as the most influential newspaper in the Muslim world.

We invite you to contribute your valuable articles, features and opinion editorials, whereas you can also send us interviews by recording through Zoom, which shall be published on our YouTube channel.


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