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Tk 10 lakh fine for journalists' ‘illegal activity’?

There are already laws in place for newspapers and journalists. Why did the Press Council, then, take the initiative to amend the Press Council Act 1974, keeping provision to impose a fine of up to Tk 10 lakh? Is it not their obligation to protect the interests of journalists?

June 29, 2022
June 29, 2022

Journalists shouldn’t be jailed for “what they write”: UN chief’s spokesman on Zubair’s arrest in India

Journalists should not be jailed for “what they write, what they tweet and what they say” and it is important that people be allowed to express themselves freely without the threat of any harassment, a spokesperson for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said.

June 19, 2022
June 19, 2022

Tk 10 lakh fine for journalists' ‘illegal activity’?

There are already laws in place for newspapers and journalists. Why did the Press Council, then, take the initiative to amend the Press Council Act 1974, keeping provision to impose a fine of up to Tk 10 lakh? Is it not their obligation to protect the interests of journalists?

May 1, 2019
May 1, 2019

Goodbye, Mahfuz Ullah

We are saddened to hear that senior journalist Mr Mahfuz Ullah has passed away. He breathed his last in a hospital in Thailand on Saturday (April 27, 2019) morning at the age of 69.

February 26, 2018
February 26, 2018

Desh TV journo ‘missing’ for 11 days

A Manikganj correspondent of private satellite channel Desh TV remains missing for the last 11 days, his family claims.

November 4, 2017
November 4, 2017

Publicising the plight of journalists

Every five days, on average, somewhere in the world, a journalist is murdered for being a journalist. Nine out of ten times, no one is prosecuted, creating an atmosphere of impunity that extends beyond death threats or violence.

September 1, 2017
September 1, 2017

Journalist Kazi Siraj passes away

Journalist and columnist Kazi Siraj dies of cardiac failure at the age of 70.

July 9, 2017
July 9, 2017

No innocent journalist will be harassed under Section 57: Law minister

Law Minister Anisul Huq says no innocent journalist would be harassed under Section 57 of ICT Act even someone was booked under the law.

June 2, 2016
June 2, 2016

Fahim Munaim to be buried tomorrow

Eminent journalist Syed Fahim Munaim, who died yesterday, will be buried at Banani graveyard in the capital tomorrow.

April 24, 2016
April 24, 2016

Cops claim Shafik Rehman named 3 others

Police have claimed that journalist Shafik Rehman disclosed names of three people involved in the alleged plot to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy. Rehman came up with the names when he was interrogated during his remand, a DMP official said.

April 24, 2016
April 24, 2016

'Shafik arrested for Joy's FB post'

The BNP yesterday alleged that journalist Shafik Rehman was arrested and taken on remand because of a Facebook status of the prime