Journalists’ fate is again being determined in the dark.
Misuse of state power to harass the media has been increasing all around the world.
The Bangladesh Press Council is fully dependent on government funding. As a result, its independence to act as a self-regulatory body remains susceptible to government interference.
The United Nations’ top human rights official says that derogatory remarks by US President Donald Trump about journalists could amount to incitement and embolden followers to attack certain communities.
Last week, Freedom House, an independent watchdog organisation that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom...
Without free access to information, backed up by journalists who are willing to dig down and get to the truth, all the other liberties celebrated in democracies are endangered. That's why the world should be worried by the concerted attacks on one of the leading newspaper editors in South Asia, Mahfuz Anam of Bangladesh's Daily Star.
Freedom of the press is not only impeded by the government but by different players including individuals and agencies, said Prime Minister’s International Affairs Adviser Gowher Rizvi today.