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News report / Eminent author, journalist Gita Mehta passes away

Mehta also directed the documentary film Dateline Bangladesh based on her time stationed in Bangladesh during the war.

4 books that explore press freedom

Here are four books that explore the stories of journalists, and the issues surrounding press freedom.

Journalists condemn Salahuddin's remarks

Journalists condemned Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) president Kazi Salahuddin for his untoward remarks about journalists and their families on Tuesday.

Journalist Rashel Mahmud publishes book after eight years

"The first book I had published comprised a short story. My second book of short stories came out 14 years after that", the writer said.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

December 16, 2015
December 16, 2015

Reminiscing Freedom in the Air

Kamal Lohani, the eminent journalist reminisces the Victory Day on December 16, 1971...

December 13, 2015
December 13, 2015

Journalist Faruk buried at Azimpur graveyard

Journalist Abdullah Al Faruk is buried at Azimpur graveyard following three namaz-e-janazas.

November 22, 2015
November 22, 2015

Mohona TV car attacked, journo shot in Raozan

A microbus of private television channel Mohona TV allegedly attacked and a journalist said to have been shot in Chittagong’s Raozan while returning from the burial of top war criminal Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, the terror of Raozan who was hanged early today.

November 3, 2015
November 3, 2015

Shawkat Mahmud gets ad-interim bail in 2 cases

The High Court grants ad-interim bail to former president of Jatiya Press Club Shawkat Mahmud for six months in two vandalism and arson cases.

October 15, 2015
October 15, 2015

Kate Winslet to play World War journalist?

Actress Kate Winslet is in talks to star in a feature film about model-turned-war journalist Elizabeth "Lee" Miller.

October 4, 2015
October 4, 2015

New contempt of court law soon: Minister

Law Minister Anisul Huq says government will take initiative to pass a bill on fresh contempt of court law in the parliament soon.

September 21, 2015
September 21, 2015

Sumit Sen, editor of Times of India, Kolkata, passes away

Sumit Sen, Editor of The Times of India, Kolkata, passed away on Sunday night after a brave battle with cancer. He was 60.

August 27, 2015
August 27, 2015

The definitive writer's guide to surviving this democracy

Are you a writer, journalist, blogger or Facebook user? Do you find yourself thinking long and hard about the dwindling state of affairs in the country?

August 22, 2015
August 22, 2015

Journo sent to jail for ‘torturing wife’

A court in Dhaka sends a reporter of private television channel ATN News to jail for allegedly torturing his wife.

August 20, 2015
August 20, 2015

Assault on journos: EC seeks withdrawal of deputy director

The Election Commission urges the government to withdraw its deputy director who beat up two journalists at his office.

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