Sukanto Gupta Alok , the Executive Editor of Bhorer Kagoj has been visiting USA .
In an exclusive interview with VOA’s Bangla Service, Alok talks about the challenges faced by the modern time media. He says that although journalism in Bangladesh is very vibrant and promising it has not yet been established as an independent industry. But he adds that the journalists in Bangladesh are courageous and free in practicing journalistic profession.
However, Alok also says that the journalists in Bangladesh are at times at risk and they have to work sometimes in a threatening situation. Sometimes they have to tolerate government restrictions and advisories. Alok says that journalism is at risk in Bangladesh, despite its development, because democracy in Bangladesh has not progressed as one would like to see it.