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Journalism

Cracks in the soul

ABM Musa (1931-2014)

Cracks in the soul

In October 1997, ABM Musa was part of the Bangladesh prime minister's team to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Edinburgh. Sensing that there was really little for him to do, he asked me in humorous fashion, "Badrul, have you brought me to Britain to walk around, eat hamburgers and do nothing else?" He was trying to prove a point: good journalists, once they find they are suddenly free of writing, are in a state of chaos. Work keeps them going. It kept Musa, our very dear...

Al-Jazeera journalists to go on trial in Egypt

Al-Jazeera journalists to go on trial in Egypt

Twenty journalists, including four foreigners, are to go on trial in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. They face charges including joining and aiding a terrorist organisation, and endangering national security. Eight defendants, among them al-Jazeera's Egyptian-Canadian Cairo bureau chief Mohamed Adel Fahmy and the former BBC correspondent Peter Greste, an Australian, are held in custody. The others,...

India, Pakistan among 5 most dangerous places for journos

India, Pakistan among 5 most dangerous places for journos

One hundred and thirty-four journalists and media support staff were killed while on reporting assignments last year, most of them targeted deliberately, the London-based International News Safety Institute (INSI) said yesterday. Of these, 65 died covering armed conflicts - primarily in Syria, where 20 were killed, and Iraq, where the death total was 16...

SAGAR-RUNI MURDER

Inu regrets govt failure

Inu regrets govt failure

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu today expressed deep regret over the government's failure to unearth the motive behind the killing of journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi. Exactly two years into the killing, the minister said he would request the home minister in this regard. "I will talk to the home ministry to dig...

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''Modi sent emissaries to separatist leader''

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Gujarat model a myth

Gujarat model a myth

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Clone candidates clutter polls

Clone candidates clutter polls

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