Seeking journo leaders’ bank details: Nationwide demo on Sept 23
Journalists will demonstrate across the country on September 23, protesting Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit's (BFIU) move seeking bank account details of 11 journalist leaders.
Molla Jalal, president of a faction of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ), announced the programme while holding a protest at Dhaka's Jatiya Press Club.
Journalist leaders held a rally following a human chain at Jatiya Press Club in the afternoon.
Leaders of Jatiya Press Club, two factions of BFUJ, Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ), and Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) were at the programme.
On September 12, BFIU issued letters to all banks seeking account details of 11 prominent journalists who head different platforms.
Journalist leaders have previously stated that seeking bank account details is "unprecedented, defamatory, and ill-motivated."