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The memories of a bloody December

The memories of a bloody December

On March 23, 1971, the flag of Bangladesh was put up in East Pakistan. At the time, Ali Ahmed Khan was a journalist in Dhaka. “I worked for a progressive Urdu weekly, Pasban, which promoted the rights of East Pakistan and consistently campaigned for the restoration of democracy under military rule,” he says, with...

Bergman pays fine for contempt

Bergman pays fine for contempt

Dhaka-based British journalist David Bergman today paid Tk 5,000 fine as per the verdict delivered by International Crimes Tibunal-2 for his contempt of court. Bergman paid the fine through the Supreme Court branch of Sonali Bank and informed the ICT registrar, via a letter, this afternoon, Arunava Chakraborty, deputy registrar of the ICT, told...

Editorial

Remembering our Founder Editor

ON his 86th birth anniversary today, we remember S. M. Ali, our Founder Editor and an icon of English journalism in our country, with deep deference and gratitude. He was a journalist by choice. At a time when less meritorious students than him chose more lucrative careers he chose to be a scribe out of a sheer penchant to serve the nation through his writings, an endowment that was a gift of Providence to a most worthy one. S M...

Journalist Al-Amin dies

Journalist Al-Amin dies

Journalist Md Al-Amin died of heart ailments at Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital in Dhaka early today. He was 46. He breathed his last around 5:00am. Al-Amin was a news editor (English version) of the online news portal thereport24.com. Earlier, he worked in The Daily Star for around 17 years. He left behind his wife, two children and a...

Third video of UK hostage John Cantlie released

Third video of UK hostage John Cantlie released

A third video has appeared featuring British hostage John Cantlie who is being held by Islamic State militants. The journalist delivers a scripted message responding to US President Barack Obama's recent speech on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The script mocks the US's strategy of employing air power combined with local ground forces. Cantile appears sat at a desk against a black backdrop, following the same format as in previous videos. Further messages The message ends with a comment by him that Islamic State (IS) says it welcomes meeting with what is described as President Obama's under-construction army.

HC orders probe into attack on ETV journo

HC orders probe into attack on ETV journo

The High Court today ordered an investigation into an alleged police assault on Ekushey Television journalist Akhil Podder in Kushtia last month. The bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal directed the home secretary to form a two-member committee to probe the allegation and submit a report by four weeks. The...

THE BEHEADING OF JAMES FOLEY

Are we not savages too?

WITHOUT question, the beheading of US journalist James Foley was an inexcusable and savage act of violence by the ISIS. The killing of non-combatants should always be condemned. But there is a clear discrepancy in the response of both the Western media and the general public with regard to the killing of Western civilians compared to Islamic civilians. The number of Western civilians killed by Islamic militants pales in comparison to the number of non-combatants that have died at...

PLEASURE IS ALL MINE

Shadow across free media: Why?

SOMETHING is wrong with both the means and the end. In Gandhi's eye, when the means is bad the end cannot be good. Fundamentally, it is the intent or motive that is pivotal to either adding to or unmaking a settled fact. The case in point is the government's apparent move to restore DCs' authority to cancel declaration of newspapers. This was embodied in the 1973 Press and Publications Act but subsequently revoked by Justice Shahabuddin, head of the interim...

Baby Moudud passes away

Baby Moudud passes away

Eminent journalist and former Awami League lawmaker AN Mahfuza Khatun Baby Moudud died at a hospital in the capital this afternoon at the age of 66, hospital sources said. President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and leaders of different political parties expressed their deep shocks over the death of the veteran journalist. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also went there and pay her respect to her friend. Earlier, she was admitted to the United Hospital as she was suffering from cancer, the hospital sources said. She left behind her two sons and thousands of admires. According to the biography published by ninth parliament, she was born in Kolkata in 1948. Baby Moudud obtained her honours...

BCL leader 'threatens to kill' journo

A journalist has lodged a general diary against the general secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League of Rajshahi University unit for allegedly threatening to kill him. Amzad Hossain Shimul, a staff reporter of Daily Amader Shomoy at Rajshahi and also a fourth year student of mass communication and journalism department, filed the GD with Motihar Police Station Saturday night against SM Tawhid Al Hossain alias Tuhin. Shimul in the GD alleged that when Tuhin phoned him Saturday afternoon, he could not recognise...

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