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Freedom Of The Press

Curbing freedom of expression

Rights Monitor

Curbing freedom of expression

CONTROVERSIES evolving around the newly formulated National Broadcast Policy 2014 have become the issue of rejection and justification both from media outlets and government side. Being one of the highly contentious policies adopted by government, this policy is facing a widespread criticism by media stakeholders, rights groups and political parties. Undoubtedly, the policy...

Broadcast policy challenged at HC

A Supreme Court lawyer yesterday challenged the legality of the recently formulated National Broadcast Policy, 2014, saying it has curtailed the freedom of the press and the fundamental rights of people. In his writ petition filed with the High Court, Eunus Ali Akond has sought a stay order from the court on the effectiveness of the policy. The cabinet approved the policy on August 4 and issued a gazette notification to this effect three days later despite a strong criticism...

US to continue talks with govt on press freedom

US to continue talks with govt on press freedom

The United States will continue discussion with the government of Bangladesh about extrajudicial killings, political violence and freedom of the press, a US state department official has said. Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf said this while replying to a question during daily press briefing yesterday. "..we support freedom of expression, freedom of the media everywhere, including...

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