Dawn Butler MP, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, hosted the Janomot newspaper in Parliament last week to kick start celebrations marking half a century of publication in the UK.
The paper covers ethnic media in Britain and Europe with a focus on Bangladeshi diaspora.
Dawn Butler MP said:
“I was honoured to welcome Janomot to Parliament to celebrate this landmark in their publishing journey. I’d like to thank all of our Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic publications for the continued work that they do in our local communities up and down the country.
“In Brent over half of my local community come from a Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic background and speak over 130 different languages. So it is important to continue to celebrate the work that these publishers provide to my Brent residents, as our community is our strength.
“I look forward to ensuring their 100 years of publication is celebrated in parliament, even though I may not be able to join them for those celebrations!”
One of the four original founders of Janomot, Anis Ahmed, said:
“I’m glad to see Janomot survived half a century which I believe is a milestone for the community and its readers. I am very happy that Janomot is adapting with new digital age and I hope it continues for another 50 years.”
Nobab Uddin Editor of Janomot said,
“Whilst we celebrate our splendid success, we have plans to take the leap from print-only into digital journalism to cater for an even larger, diverse audience that will include English-speaking readers.”
Chief editor Syed Nahas Pasha added:
“We are looking to embrace multi-platform journalism to provide an even deeper news experience through multimedia and interactivity.”