press freedom

June 20, 2022
June 20, 2022

Another attempt to gag the press?

Proposed hefty fines for journalists are unrealistic

May 15, 2022
May 15, 2022

Journalism under siege on digital front

Journalism in Bangladesh is under siege on the digital front, beginning from surveillance to draconian laws.

May 4, 2022
May 4, 2022

Bangladesh 162nd out of 180 countries in Press Freedom Index, scores lowest in South Asia

Bangladesh has slipped ten notches in this year's World Press Freedom Index, by Reporters Without Borders, also known as Reporters sans frontières (RSF).

May 3, 2022
May 3, 2022

Digital Security Act threatens press freedom, needs reformation: Editors’ Council

The Editors’ Council today called upon the authorities concerned to reform the Digital Security Act in order to ensure press freedom in the country.

May 9, 2020
May 9, 2020

The Writer’s Block

The Writer’s Block

September 15, 2019
September 15, 2019

Defamation Law: Misuse curbing press freedom

Defamation laws are being widely misused in the country curtailing the freedom of expression and press, and ultimately forcing many to undergo self-censorship, experts said at a roundtable yesterday.

August 4, 2019
August 4, 2019

‘Praise Freedom’ is the new Press Freedom

Press freedom was a fundamental pillar of modern civilisation. Nearly all countries, save the communist bloc and the dictatorial regimes, ensured special protection for the media in their constitutions.

June 7, 2019
June 7, 2019

Russian investigative journalist detained in Moscow

A Russian journalist known for investigating corruption among Moscow city officials has been detained by police and accused of drug offences, the police say, but his lawyer and employer claim that he has been framed.

May 20, 2019
May 20, 2019

Requesting the SC to recall its ‘request’

The reason we say that this “request” couldn’t have come from our Supreme Court judges is that the implication of the “request” is nothing short of death for court reporting. It will lead to shrouding of the judicial process and whatever goes on in the courts into the darkness of night forever depriving it of the “light” of public scrutiny.

January 9, 2018
January 9, 2018

Trump awarded for undermining press freedom: CPJ

United States President Donald Trump among other top world leaders was awarded for “his overall achievement in undermining press freedom”, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says.