In a democratic system, where power comes from the masses, where the state works for the people -- information ensures that governance is accountable. It is the primary job of a journalist to secure the people's right to know.
Journalist Rozina Islam is detained for performing this exact duty. This is not the first time a journalist has been persecuted in this country. As numerous attacks on journalists go unpunished and arrays of laws strangle journalism, how can this sector function properly?
The Daily Star brings you a new show, Star Viewsroom, where subjects of paramount public interest are discussed and analyzed in depth. Today, Zyma Islam talks with The Daily Star's Executive Editor Syed Ashfaqul Haque about the state of journalism in this country.