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Ex-ETV journo held

Detectives yesterday arrested a former journalist of private channel Ekushey Television from the capital's Shahbagh in a sedition case. Detective Branch of police held Kanak Sarwar, ex-senior reporter of ETV, around 2:00pm following a confessional statement of the detained ETV chairman in the case, Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner (media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, told The Daily Star. On January 8, a sedition case was filed with Tejgaon Police Station against ETV Chairman Abdus Salam and BNP leader Tarique Rahman in connection...

Arrest Sagar-Runi killers by March 10: Journos

Arrest Sagar-Runi killers by March 10: Journos

On the third anniversary of gruesome killing of Sagar-Runi, journalist leaders today asked the government to arrest the killers and bring them to justice by March 10. Addressing a protest rally at the Dhaka Reporters Unity premises, DRU President Shakhawat Hossain Badsha threatened of staging nonstop agitation if the government failed to arrest the...

Editorial

Journo brutalised by cops

The way the Dhaka University correspondent of the New Age was beaten up by a police ASI and his group on Sunday seems that the law enforcers apparently had a grudge against him which they vented, in a manner that required the victim of their brutality to need medical attention. Reportedly, the police assault on the said journalist started when he was apprehended on the road which continued all the way to the police station and, for quite sometime,...

Cops 'brutalise' New Age journo

A sub-inspector (SI) allegedly beat up New Age's Dhaka University (DU) correspondent and the journalist's friend after he was about to be photographed violating a recent ban by riding pillion on another policeman's motorcycle in the capital's Bijoynagar yesterday. Nazmul Huda, who needed stitches in a head wound while being treated at Dhaka Medical College Hospital with third-year DU student Aktaruzzaman Shuvo, said his motorcycle was still being held at Ramna Police Station. On-duty policemen last night said it would be...

Explain concerns over Bergman contempt: ICT

Explain concerns over Bergman contempt: ICT

Individuals who were concerned of Dhaka-based British journalist David Bergman’s conviction in a contempt charge against a war crimes tribunal will now have to clarify their say. All those who gave out the statement of concern will have to clarify their statement by January 27, Mustafizur Rahman, registrar of the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT),...

Probe recent killings, stop arbitrary arrest of politicians

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have said the Bangladesh government should investigate the recent killing of protesters and stop “arbitrary” arrests of members of opposition parties. The London-based Amnesty International in a report dated January 8 on its website also said the Bangladeshi authorities must free a “prominent journalist” arrested this week as part of an apparent crackdown against the BNP. “The government of Bangladesh has a duty to launch an immediate, thorough and independent investigation into the deaths [of...

'ISIS‬ is much stronger and much more dangerous'

'ISIS‬ is much stronger and much more dangerous'

The first Western journalist in the world to be allowed extensive access to ISIS territories in Syria and Iraq has returned from the region with a warning: the group is “much stronger and much more dangerous” than anyone in the West realises. Jürgen Todenhöfer, 74, is a renowned German journalist and publicist who travelled...

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...

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