Tuesday, May 7, 2013

This has happened so far under the Awami League Government!

Many things has happened which threatened the press freedom situation in Bangladesh, under the Awami League government since January 06, 2009.

You Tube were closed!
Facebook were closed!
Channel 1 TV was closed!
News paper Amar Desh was Closed!
Editor of Amar Desh Arrested and Jaied!
Reporter of Amar Desh Arrested and Jailed!
You Tube closed again.
4 journalist kielled in 2012
1 blogger killed in 2013
1 Blogger sustain attacked 2013
4 Blogger arrested and facing trial.
Amar Desh Editor arrested and in Jail.
Amar desh closed.
2 TV station closed.

Many Journalists were arrested and tortured by the law enforcing agencies, sustained attacked and wounded by the Islamist. Journalism is in fear with self censure.

Monday, May 6, 2013

The government closed two private television Channels named Diganta and Islamic TV.

Finally the government of Bangladesh closed two other privately owned TV Channels named Diganta
and Islamic Television. The indecent took place just after the massive protest by the Islamist protesters of Bangladesh. A political party led by Hefajat e Islam. 

An Online news agency name BD News 24 reports that -the government made the move without citing any reason, an official of the private Diganta station said.

Its Chief News Editor Ziaul Kabir Sumon told to bdnews24.com that a Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Authority team led by Director Colonel Sazzad Hossain came at around 4:20am on Monday

They said they were temporarily suspending the broadcast saying it was a government order, according to him.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Pro opposition newspaper Amar Desh editor Mahmudur Rahman arrested.

Mahmudur Rahman, the editor of the Bengali-language Amar Desh newspaper was arrested during a raid on his office in Dhaka.

He faces charges including sedition and unlawful publication of a conversation that led to the resignation of the head judge of a war crimes tribunal.
The government has also accused Amar Desh of inciting violence.
But Islamist groups staged a street protest on Thursday against his arrest, describing him a "courageous and true soldier of Islam".
Mr Rahman has been remanded in custody by a Dhaka court for 13 days to allow police more time to interrogate him.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Three photo journalists were beaten by the Hefajat e Islam in Chittagong.

Three photo journalists were beaten by the Hefajat e Islam activists during the demonstration in Chittagong.
This is the second indecent of journalists beating during the protest and demonstration organized by Hefajat e Islam in the country.  

In a report published in the daily Prothom Alo says photo journalist Sourav Das of Prothom Alo, Golam Ali Mortuza of Daily Banik Barta and S M Tamanna of Amader Somoy were beaten during the clash between the Police and the demonstrators.

They were at work during the clash and taking pictures when the demonstrators were trying to snatch a arrested person from the police. When they attempted to take photo of that incident, demonstrator were violent and burst out on them.    

Five journalists were injured in attacks by Hefajat-e Islam activists in the capital, Dhaka, Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Five journalists were injured in attacks by Hefajat-e Islam activists

Five journalists were injured in attacks allegedly by Hefajat-e Islam activists in the capital, Dhaka, Saturday afternoon.

Nadia Sharmin, Crime reporter of Ekushey TV
Nadia Sharmin, 24, a crime reporter of Ekushey TV, was beaten by the Hafajat activists. The attacks took place when a post-long march grand rally of Hefajat was going on at Motijheel Shapla Chattar.
Sources at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) said a group of alleged Hefajat workers beat up Nadia near Jatiya Party office at Bijoynagar, while Nadia was at work. She was doing an interview and finishing her assignment.
Sujan, 28, photographer of the Daily Ittefaq came under attack at Paltan crossing.
Sohel Rana, cameraman of ATN news was attacked by the Hefajat activists while he was in front of Notre Dame College. Sohel was injured and police rescued him from the violent Hefajat activists. Police took him to Rajar Bag Police hospital and he was admitted there.

International organisations concerned and call for bloggers release.

At least three international organisations expressed their concern for the arrest of four bloggers in Bangladesh. They called the government for their immediate release.

International Journalist Federation (IFJ), Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ), Reporters without Borders (RSF) have published their own press release in their website for the immediate release of four bloggers.  

In a statement released by International Journalist Federation (IFJ) says, The arrest of the four bloggers is seen as an effort by the ruling Awami League party to neutralise the counter-mobilisation by the Islamist party. Bangladesh’s Home Minister has since said that the government has a list of another seven “atheist bloggers” who could soon be arrested. Journalists in Bangladesh are disturbed by these developments and by the government’s stated intent to monitor blog content and initiate criminal action against alleged offenders."

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Four bloggers arrested and blogs are being closed.

4 bloggers were arrested for “writing derogatory content about Islam”.
Bangladesh government challenges its secular character of its own by arresting four bloggers and blocking a blog name Amar Blog. They were held for 'derogatory write-ups'. 

Subrata Adhikary Shuvo, 24, Russell Parvez, 36, and Mashiur Rahman Biplob, 42, were picked up on Monday night. They were taken  in to remands for 7 days.  And later yesterday afternoon Asif Mohiuddin was arrested.

Before arresting them Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) blocked a blog site named Amar Blog