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Bangladeshi journalist Md Nahid Hasan was attacked while reporting on a political clash on November 20, 2023. (Photo courtesy Md Nahid Hasan)

Bangladeshi journalist Md Nahid Hasan attacked while reporting on political clash

New York, November 22, 2023—Bangladesh authorities must immediately and impartially investigate the recent attack on journalist Md Nahid Hasan while reporting on a clash allegedly involving the student wing of the ruling Awami League and hold the perpetrators accountable, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On Monday evening, about 20 to 25 men attacked…

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Bangladeshi journalists face physical attacks, legal cases, and detention amid COVID-19 pandemic

Between March 10, 2020, and May 21, 2020, authorities detained at least six journalists in Bangladesh and opened investigations into at least nine more under the country’s Digital Security Act, according to news reports and CPJ interviews with journalists. At least seven other journalists were assaulted by both the authorities and political figures, according to…

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