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Students take an injured fellow to the hospital during clashes with unidentified assailants while they are protesting over recent fatal traffic accidents in Dhaka, Bangladesh, August 4, 2018. (Reuters/Mohammad Ponir Hossain)

Bangladesh orders Shahidul Alam held 7 days; more than a dozen journalists attacked

New York, August 6, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Bangladeshi authorities to immediately halt widespread attacks on journalists covering ongoing student protests in Dhaka and to release photographer Shahidul Alam from jail.

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Journalist arrested in Bangladesh under country’s ICT Act

New York, August 17, 2015–Bangladeshi authorities should immediately release Probir Sikdar, an editor who was arrested on Sunday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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CPJ concerned by arrest of Bangladeshi journalist and his treatment in custody

New York, April 1, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists today calls on Bangladeshi authorities to release a detained journalist and probe allegations that he was mistreated in custody. Mizanur Rahman has been in jail since March 17, according to news reports and Rahman’s coworker.

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Police raid newspaper office, arrest editor in Bangladesh

New York, August 21, 2014–Bangladeshi authorities should immediately release the editor of a daily newspaper who has been held for two days without charge, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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In Bangladesh, journalist summoned for criticism of court

It’s not the first time, and it likely won’t be the last: Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal has demonstrated little tolerance for criticism of its activities. Last week, the tribunal launched contempt of court proceedings against Dhaka-based British journalist David Bergman for his blog posts on the court. 

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Bangladesh arrests three journalists, raids news outlet

New York, January 17, 2014–Police in Bangladesh arrested three journalists on Thursday during a raid on the Dhaka offices of the newspaper Daily Inqilab, according to news reports.

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Journalists report being attacked by Bangladeshi MP

New York, July 23, 2013–Authorities in Bangladesh should immediately investigate the role of a member of parliament in a physical altercation with two journalists on Saturday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Hifazat-e-Islam protesters set fire to wood and tires during demonstrations earlier this week. (Reuters)

Journalists caught in political turmoil in Bangladesh

New York, May 8, 2013–The safety of journalists covering political turmoil in Bangladesh must be respected by all parties, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today after at least 11 journalists were reported injured while covering demonstrations by Islamists earlier this week in Dhaka.

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Bangladeshi journalists attacked while covering extortion

At least five journalists reported being attacked on April 13, 2013, while covering alleged extortion by students at Dhaka University in the capital. News accounts said the students had been extorting money from drivers of vehicles in the surrounding area, but did not offer further details.

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Slideshow: Is Bangladesh spiraling out of control?

As political turmoil continues between Islamists and secularists in Bangladesh, the climate for press freedom is rapidly deteriorating. The tensions stem from an ongoing war crimes tribunal tasked with prosecuting genocide, crimes against humanity, and other crimes dating back to the 1971 war of independence. 

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