JUNE 28, 2005
Posted: July 18, 2005

Nazneen Akhter, Janakantha
Journalists at Jugantor, Ittefaq and Prothom Alo


Janakantha reported that Nazneen Akhter, a reporter for the newspaper in Dhaka, had been threatened after her coverage of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) activities at a women’s college. JCD is the ruling party’s student wing.

Also on June 28, journalists at the regional offices of three national newspapers—Jugantor, Ittefaq and Prothom Alo—received death threats from a group of Jatiya Party cadres following a report on the visit of party chairman H.M. Ershad to Rangpur, according to local news reports. The next day, Jatiya Party activists burned copies of the three dailies in protest, according to The Daily Star