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Press and Freedom March 3, 2015

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press fredom-2Editors’ Council in Bangladesh issued an statement expressing concern over the state of freedom in Bangladesh.[1] Later the Information Minister Hasanul Huq Inu criticized the statement and refuted its content. The difference is also surfaced from within.[1]
Bangladesh put to 146th position in World Press Freedom Index 2015 recently published.[1]

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Judiciary vs Media March 12, 2014

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All these started with the publication of an article by Mizanur Rahman Khan,an eminent journalist in the Prothom Alo on practice of bail by the higher court in Bangladesh. The Higher court takes the matter differently and summoned the editor of Prothom Alo and the writer to the court[1][2][3] and the virdict on the case will be declared on 13th instant[1][3].

Opinion of some lawyers also creates controversy on the issue[1]. Some press condemned the opinion and in turn accused of contempt of court themselves. But they were all cleared of contempt of the court.

The media expresses concern on the freedom of press in Bangladesh.

An ordinary citizen

Follow up:

14/3/2014

The High Court exempted Prothom Alo editor and fined the writer Mizanur Rahman Khan and told to consider his remain standing in the court as punishment for his offence.[1]

A Daily is closed January 18, 2014

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In the late night news of 16/1/2014 we first informed that Daily Inqilab office is raided, the press is sealed,3 journalists were arrested and the publication is stopped. The news has created stir in the internet and social media.

The cause was supposed to be publication of a news on the presence of foreign soldiers on the soil of Bangladesh.

The closure of the daily and arrest of journalists are condemned by the journalists. BNP leader Khaleda Zia demanded the release of the journalists and publication of the paper.

Information Minister Hasanul Hoq Inu said that the measures have been taken on violationof ‘ICT Act’ that is revised in 2013.

An ordinary citizen

Follow up:
18/1/2014
Inqilab says sorry for Satkhira report
19/1/2014
A let-down for journalism -Daily Star
তথ্য প্রযুক্তি আইনের প্রয়োগ বাক স্বাধীনতার উপর আঘাত : ড. শাহদীন মালিক

An Editor is Arrested April 13, 2013

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Amardesh-1Mahmudur Rahman is arrested. He was the editor of one of the leading daily newspaper ‘Amardesh’.

He entered into controversy by publishing ‘Skype conversation’ between a Chief judge of the  War Crime Tribunal and a lawyer based in Belgium.Selective parts of the conversation was first published  in ‘Economist’, the leading international weekly. (more…)