Editorial Selection
Talkshows

Channel- I/ 10 November 2018
Talk Show Name: Tritio Matra
Summary:
The show discussed the, as usual, dismal outcomes of the dialogue in Bangladesh. It, however, lauded the dialogue for breaking a political impasse in Bangladesh where all the major political parties sat together after a long time. The show also discussed BNP and Jatiya Oikya Fronts’ reaction to the declaration of the election schedule, and other electoral procedures.
Guests:
M Hafizuddin Khan, Former Adviser to the Caretaker Government
Dr. Badiul Alam Majumder, Secretary, SUJON

Bangla Vision/ 10 November 2018
TV Show Name: News and Views
Summary:
The show talked about the Election Commission's [EC] total disregard to Jatiya Oikya Front's [JOF] demand of delaying the declaration of election schedule. The EC’s step was rash, according to JOF. The show also discussed possible opposition movements and the chance of BNP boycotting the election.
Guests:
Shyamal Sarkar, Special correspondent, The Daily Ittefaq
Shorifuzzaman Shorif, Former President, Bangladesh Students Union

ATN News/ 9 November 2018
TV Show Name: News Hour Xtra
Summary:
The topic of the show was 'vote or movement?' It discussed a wide range of issues including the recently held dialogues, declaration of the election schedule and date, BAL's distribution of nomination forms, Jatiya Oikya Front rally in Rajshahi.
Guests:
A H Mofazzal Karim, Former Secretary and Former High Commissioner
Dr. Anwar Hossain, Professor, University of Dhaka

Channel- 24/ 9 November 2018
TV Show Name: Muktobak
Summary:
The topic of the show was declaration of the election schedule and also the announcement of election date – 23 December. The major opposition parties termed it a rash decision. Now the question remains - whether BNP will participate in the polls without the release of its Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia? Is another political crisis looming large in the country? Guests:
Ashish Shoikot, Chief News Editor, Independent Television
Dr. Badiul Alam Majumder, Secretary, SUJON
Nazrul Islam Manju, President, Khulna Metropolitan BNP
Ibrahim Hossain Chowdhury Babul, Joint-Secreatry, Chittagong Metropolitan BAL