Bangladesh / 2008

Investigative reporter arrested after exposing police corruption

March 28, 2008 12:00 PM ET

Investigative reporter arrested after exposing police corruption MARCH 28, 2008 Posted April 25, 2008 Rabiul Islam, Daily Sunshine ARRESTED, HARRASSED Rabiul told CPJ he was arrested without warrant and detained by police, who accused him of committing robbery in Rajshahi. Rabiul, a journalist for the Daily Sunshine, a Rajshahi-based local...

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Cartoonist freed

March 21, 2008 12:00 PM ET

MARCH 21, 2008 Posted March 24, 2008 Arifur Rahman, Prothom Alo RELEASED Arifur Rahman was freed from Dhaka Central Jail after the police officer who had filed a case against him failed to appear in court hearings because he was in East Timor, The Associated Press reported....

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Bangladesh

February 5, 2008 11:52 AM ET

BANGLADESH Despite stated commitments to democratic reform and media freedom, Bangladesh’s military-backed government dealt a series of crippling blows to what had been one of the freest presses in Asia. Operating under an official state of emergency and faced with a series of written orders and verbal directives governing media...

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