Bangladesh's press is under siege. Two bloggers covering religious issues, Bangladeshi-American Avijit Roy
and Washiqur Rahman Babu
, are hacked to death in public in Dhaka within five weeks. The murders come amid political unrest in the country. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina targets the independent media, one of the last standing institutions that can challenge her government. TV broadcasts are disrupted
and reporters harassed with legal action
. Prothom Alo
editor Matiur Rahman shows CPJ a stack of cases filed against his journalists. Popular Banglavision current affairs show "Frontline" is taken off air.