Humayun Kabir

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As election approaches, press attacks draw concern

December 15, 2006 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about threats and attacks against journalists in the run-up to general elections scheduled for January 23, 2007. We urge you to do everything in your power as leader of the interim government to ensure that assaults on the press are adequately investigated and punished, and that journalists are free to report on the election campaign without fear of retribution.

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Bangladesh

February 16, 2006 11:44 AM ET

BANGLADESH Bangladesh was mired in a political crisis heightened by the wide-scale August 17 attacks by Islamic militants involving hundreds of small, near-simultaneous bombings throughout the nation. Journalists covering the bombings and their aftermath said they were more vulnerable than...

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August 3, 2005 12:00 AM ET

JULY 25, 2005 Posted: August 3, 2005 Munshi Abu Tayeb, Dainik LokshamajTHREATENED The Khulna bureau chief for the Dainik Lokshamaj, a daily newspaper based in the southwestern district of Jessore, received death threats from members of the underground Islamic militant...

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Marked for Death

May 2, 2005 1:30 AM ET

The Five Most Murderous Countries for Journalists...

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Wave of violence against Bangladeshi press goes unchecked

March 22, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: One year after the Committee to Protect Journalists conducted a fact-finding mission to Bangladesh in response to a pattern of violence against the press, death threats and deadly attacks against journalists continue at an alarming rate. You offered assurances last year that the press in Bangladesh "enjoys full press freedom," but that freedom is at great risk today. We are deeply concerned about this press freedom crisis, and join with our Bangladeshi colleagues in calling for swift and decisive action to stanch this relentless tide of violence against journalists.

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Attacks on the Press 2004: Asia Analysis

March 14, 2005 11:55 AM ET

Overviewby Abi Wright Threats to press freedom spiked throughout Asia in 2004, even as the news media claimed significant accomplishments. Across the region, 2004 was an election year, with citizens casting ballots in nations such as Afghanistan, whose landmark vote...

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Attacks on the Press 2004: Bangladesh

March 14, 2005 11:44 AM ET

BangladeshThe Bangladeshi press endured another volatile and violent year in 2004, with three journalists murdered in retaliation for their work, scores of death threats from extremist groups, and routine harassment and physical attacks. A CPJ delegation that conducted a fact-finding...

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Journalist dies of injuries sustained in bomb blast

February 11, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 11, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists mourns the death of Bangladeshi journalist Sheikh Belaluddin, who died at around 10 a.m. today of injuries sustained in a bomb attack last week. Belaluddin, a correspondent with the Bengali-language daily...

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February 1, 2005 12:00 PM ET

FEBRUARY 1, 2005 Posted: March 7, 2005 Ram Krishna Chakraborty, Jugantor Mizanur Rahman, Janakantha Kalyan Banerji, Prothom Alo Anisur Rahim, Satkhira Chitra Abul Kalam Azad, Patradut Suvash Choudhury, Bhorer Kagoj...

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Veteran journalist brutally murdered by ax-wielding assailants

October 4, 2004 12:00 PM ET

New York, October 4, 2004—Assailants wielding knives and traditional axes brutally murdered the executive editor of the Bangla-language daily, Durjoy Bangla, late Saturday night in the latest fatal attack on the press in Bangladesh, according to local journalists and press...

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