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  • 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.

  • Press Freedom

    ‘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.

  • 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.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    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.

  • Donald Trump, Aung San Suu Kyi

    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.

  • Can Padmavati be a rallying point for press freedom?

    The press has been able to consolidate its freedom after several struggles. And today it is generally free from government pressure. There are still other forces which do not allow it to be completely free. Yet among all the democracies in the world, the Indian press is considered independent.

  • 2016 repressive for Bangladesh press freedom: ARTICLE 19

    Marking 2016 a repressive year for press freedom in Bangladesh, London-based ARTICLE 19, an NGO defending freedom of expression, says 320 violations, including murders, abductions and threats against journalists, took place within that period.

  • BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia

    Govt repression on media on: Khaleda

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia alleges that the government has continued its repression on journalists and threats to the media.

  • Media enjoying ‘full freedom’ under AL-led govt

    Information Minister Hasanul Huq Inu says both newspapers and electronic media are now enjoying “full freedom” under the Sheikh Hasina-led present government.

  • ASK worried over press freedom

    Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) yesterday voiced concerns about the government move to set up a “media monitoring cell”,

  • Govt displeased with anti-religion bloggers, their killers: Minister

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today says the government is not pleased with “bloggers who demean religion” and the people who are killing them.

  • No compromise on freedom of expression

    Media experts, journalists and human rights activists have called upon the government not to put restrictions on newsmen and social media users in the name of laws for ensuring freedom of expression in Bangladesh.

  • Democracy flourishes where the press works freely

    Today, we celebrate World Press Freedom Day. Established by the United Nations, it offers us an opportunity to celebrate the essential role that press freedom plays in democracy.

  • Journalist Probir appeals for security

    Journalist Probir Sikdar has appealed to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to ensure that he does not become a victim of forced

  • Bangladesh moves two notches up

    Bangladesh has moved two notches up to the 144th place among 180 countries in this year's World Press Freedom Index.

  • RSF expresses serious concern over freedom of expression in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh has moved two notches up to 144th position among 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index-2016 prepared by Reporters Sans Frontières. But the Paris-based advocacy group voices serious concern over the state of freedom of expression in Bangladesh.

  • Press freedom declined, watchdog says warning of 'new era of propaganda'

    World press freedom deteriorated in 2015, especially in the Americas, advocacy group Reporters Without Borders said as it released its annual rankings, warning of "a new era of propaganda".

  • John Kerry

    Govt sometimes failed to protect press freedom

    The Bangladesh government has "sometimes failed" to protect the freedom of speech and media, the US has said in its Country Reports

  • HC stays proceedings of 72 cases against Star editor

    High Court stays for three months the proceedings of 72 cases against The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam. The court also issues a rule upon the authorities concerned to explain as to why the initiation and continuation of the cases should not be declared illegal. The rule is returnable in three weeks, the court says.

  • 3 more cases filed against Star editor

    Three more defamation cases are filed against The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam in four districts.

  • Expanding media

    The media is expanding which points to an increasing diversity and volume of information and visuals. Governments tend to equate rising flow of information with free flow of information. A line needs to be drawn there.

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