Blitz enters into content sharing arrangement with Sputnik


Blitz, a newspaper publishing from Bangladesh with print and online edition for the last 21 years has entered into content sharing arrangement with Sputnik News, Sputnik International and radio stations of the Russian broadcast network.

As a news agency, Sputnik produces newswire services that work around the clock in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Farsi. The agency covers global political and economic news targeting an international audience. The newswires produce 1,500 news items daily that are available to subscribers via the web terminal and mobile app.

Sputnik (Sputnʲɪk) – formerly Voice of Russia and RIA Novosti, naming derived from Russian ‘спутник’ satellite – is a Russian state-owned news agency and radio broadcast service. It was established by the Russian state-owned news agency – Rossiya Segodnya on November 10, 2014. With headquarters in Moscow, Sputnik maintains regional editorial offices in Washington DC, Cairo, Beijing, Paris, Berlin, New Delhi, Madrid, Montevideo and Rio de Janeiro.

Sputnik focuses on global politics and economics and aims for an international audience.

About Sputnik

Sputnik is a modern news agency whose products include newsfeeds, websites, social networks, mobile apps, radio broadcasts and multimedia press centers.

Sputnik HQ is located in Moscow. Regional offices are located in key regions and countries around the world, including the United States (Washington, DC), China (Beijing), Egypt (Cairo).

Sputnik newswire services work around the clock in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Farsi.

The agency covers global political and economic news targeting an international audience.

The Sputnik brand was launched on November 10, 2014, by the Russian media group Rossiya Segodnya. Today, the editorial staff of Sputnik works in more than 30 languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Arabic, Chinese, etc.

The total volume of Sputnik’s radio broadcasts on websites and FM and DAB/DAB+ frequencies adds up to over 800 hours daily.

Agency photographers work all over the world and have repeatedly received prestigious international awards in the field of photojournalism, such as the World Press Photo and Magnum Photography Awards. The agency has its own photo database, called Sputnik Mediabank, through which it sells photo and video materials, as well as infographics.

Sputnik International’s predecessors are the state-run news agency RIA Novosti and the Voice of Russia radio service, which were disbanded in 2013.

About 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.

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.

It may be mentioned here that contents of Blitz are being 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 while it is 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) as well as CGTN, OZ Arab Media and many newspapers and news agencies throughout the world.


  1. Congratulations! Hope both the media outlets shall play role in further strengthening relations between Bangladesh and Russia.

  2. I sincerely hope – through this collaborative relations, Blitz and Sputnik shall play vital role in deepening relations Between Moscow and Dhaka. Meanwhile, as Blitz has started publishing contents from Sputnik, let us hope Sputnik shall also begin publishing Bangladesh-related items as much as possible.

  3. Great news. Now these two major news outlets should play important role in further strengthening relations between Dhaka and Moscow.

  4. I have been regularly reading Blitz since 2009. This is the only newspaper that always tries to play role in strengthening relations between Bangladesh and friendly foreign nations – such as India, China and Russia. Hopefully now this new collaboration between Blitz and Sputnik shall further widen the opportunity of strengthening relationship between Moscow and Dhaka. All the very best.

  5. I am from Kolkata, India. We are almost vivid readers of Blitz. Now through this excellent newspaper we can also read reports and articles of Sputnik. In order to expand size of Sputnik readers in West Bengal and Bangladesh, authorities of this Russian news agency needs to actively consider opening its own bureau office in Dhaka, Bangladesh or at least appoint a correspondent so that we can regularly read Bangladesh’s news on Sputnik. Once it is implemented, Sputnik’s readership will significantly increase as almost 18 percent of the 170 million population in Bangladesh are regular readers of English press. Unfortunately, until now almost all of the English press publishing reports and articles on Bangladesh are those western outlets, which are notoriously biased. Once Sputnik, Russian RT, Pravda and other news outlets begin publishing reports and articles on Bangladesh, maximum within 6 months to one year, there will be millions of readers for Russian news sites from Bangladesh.

  6. Great news. Let this collaboration plat role in strengthening relations between Bangladesh and Russia.

  7. Congratulations to both the news outlets – Blitz and Sputnik. By joining hands with Blitz, policymakers of Sputnik has definitely taken the right decision as Blitz is the only newspaper in Bangladesh that does not publish Western disinformation targeting Russia and President Vladimir Putin.

  8. Bangladesh-Russia relationship dates back to 1971, when during our war of independence, the USSR extended fullest support to Bengali freedom fighters while America was against us. During the past 52 years, Bangladesh-Russia has grown from strong to stronger ties. At this stage, connections, communications and cooperation between media outlets of the two friendly nations is extremely important and essential. I applaud this collaborative effort. At the same time, I believe, Blitz shall publish Russian news, and vise versa Sputnik will publish news related to Bangladesh.

  9. Excellent. Now Blitz and Sputnik should play important role in further strengthening Bangladesh-Russia relations.

  10. Hopefully onwards we can read news related to Russian through this collaboration. At the same time we want to read information on educational institutions in Russia, where Bangladeshi students can study. Moreover, please publish information on prospects of business and tourism.

  11. Wao! Finally Sputniks reaches Bangladesh via Blitz. Looking forward to reports, interviews and features on Bangladesh, which can play pivotal role in further strengthening relations between Moscow and Dhaka. Kudos!

  12. That’s a great news. Now we request Sputnik and Blitz authorities to include more and more report on Bangladesh. Also consider having interviews and features from Bangladesh. All the very best.

  13. Congrats Blitz and Sputnik. Good to know our friendly nation Russia now has decided to reach Bangladeshi readers through Blitz. Can we expect more reports on Bangladesh in Sputnik, as I did not find much. Moreover, Sputnik has INDIA section, not South Asia or Bangladesh.

  14. Blitz already has earned reputation of being a newspaper with distinctive difference – particularly for its bold editorial policy. This collaboration between Blitz and Sputnik hopefully shall play significant role in further deepening relations between people of Bangladesh and Russia. I saw on Sputnik website it has services in multiple language. Why it has not yet included Bangla which is being spoked by over 300 million people throughout the world? By including Bangla on its bouquet of languages, Sputnik can achieve far-bigger reach within millions of Bangla-speaking populace.

  15. It is not “sharing arrangement”. It is right to republic Sputnik contents in Blitz. Why you guys are doing this?

  16. Blitz should immediately terminate this so-called arrangement as Sputnik does not publish anything about Bangladesh.

  17. This is not content sharing arrangement. It is just republishing Sputnik contents shamelessly when this Russian agency totally ignores Bangladesh.

  18. From when Blitz became a part of Russian propaganda team? Why you are one-sidedly republishing Sputnik contents while Russians are ignoring Bangladesh? I visited Sputnik site and saw, they cover news about India, Pakistan and other Asian nations but not anything about Bangladesh.

  19. Let’s not call it “content sharing arrangement”. It is just republishing Russian stuff in Blitz. This is not a reciprocal arrangement.

  20. It’s not content sharing agreement. In fact Blitz is just republishing Sputnik contents while the Russian media is uninterested in Bangladesh.

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