The Daily Prothom Alo CA Bhaban
00 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue
Karwan Bazar, Dhaka-1215
PABX: 8110081, 8115307-10, 8124732, 9135849, 9135849 (Ad)
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This is the most popular Daily Newspaper of Bangladesh. Prothom Alo was founded on 4 November 1998. As at January 2009, it had an average circulation of 400,000. It has distinguished itself by its investigations of acid attacks and violence against women, pushing for tougher laws against the sale of acid, and for being the first Bangladeshi newspaper to report on the training of militants at Islamic schools (or madrasas). Prothom Alo helped to popularise Mathematics in Bangladesh. It organized Mathematics Olympiad for the first time in Bangladesh in 2003. It is one of the main sponsors and the main organizer of Bangladesh Mathematics Olympiad.
Matiur Rahman is the current and the first editor of the newspaper. He received the Ramon Magsaysay Foundation Award for Journalism, Literature, and Creative Communication Arts in 2005.
He is regarded as one of the most influential and secular journalists in Bangladesh, with a profound background in media, journalism and human development activities
Famous columnists regularly authors columns for Prothom Alo. Popular writer and columnist Muhammad Zafar Iqbal regularly contributes under his famous column "Shadashidhay Kotha". Another eminent writer and co-editor of Prothom Alo Anisul Hoque regularly contribute in his satirical column "GodyoCartoon". Other regular columnists include ABM Musa, Abul Momen, Muntasir Mamun, Abul Hayat, Mamunur Rashid Abu Ahmed etc. . Educationist Mohammad Kaykobad and Psychiatrist Mehtab Khanam regularly covers their professional fields.