Violence against journalists have been on the rise in Bangladesh and elsewhere.
There is no denying that the space for free expression in our country has been fast eroding.
Today is the fifth anniversary of the UN recognising November 2 as the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. Incidentally, data shows that this year has been one of the deadliest for journalists out of the last five years, if not longer.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) temporarily labels the street name in front of Bangladesh Embassy in Paris after slain Bangladeshi-American secular activist and blogger Avijit Roy marking the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.
The journalists are increasingly becoming an engendered species. And we are reminded of this unpleasant fact once again as we observe the 'International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists' (IDEI) today.
We condemn in the strongest possible terms the brutal killings and the lack of progress in investigation of these attacks. Impunity for targeted attacks and murders of bloggers and journalists fosters an environment in which violent groups are strengthened