World Press Freedom Day

All-out support for media to save environment

The government will ensure full support and protection for journalists who strive to do authentic environmental journalism, State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Mohammad Ali Arafat said yesterday.

Press Freedom: A Vital Element for Democracy

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly declared May 3 as World Press Freedom Day.

Repeal DSA, amend all anti-free press laws

The government must either repeal the Digital Security Act-2018 or amend it in such a manner that it does not hamper free media or freedom of expression.

World Press Freedom Day / There was a time...

When journalists sought to be biased, but only towards people.

Column by Mahfuz Anam: Why are there so many laws against free media?

With the numerous laws that already exist to regulate—or better still, suppress—the media, and the diligence with which new ones are being prepared, one would think that of all the areas that need fixing, our government expects the journalists to be “fixed” first. But why?

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.

Editorial / Let the media do its job

World Press Freedom Day, observed yesterday across the globe, has given a grim report of the various onslaughts that journalists face today. It also underscores the importance of press freedom and reminds governments of their duty to respect peoples' right to freedom of expression.

WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY / Surviving in a narrowing space

It is hardly a new phenomenon to see how governments, especially in South Asia, claiming to be democratic to suit their convenience, become anything but that when it comes to dissenting views. Curbing press freedom, in particular, will always become the target for governments that have succumbed to insecurities of their own creation. Corruption of leaders or their cronies seems to be the topmost reason for state paranoia of the media which is seen as a thorn in the flesh rather than an essential component of democratic maturity.

Press Freedom Day: Attacks against journos made with impunity

World Press Freedom Day is being observed in Bangladesh and elsewhere today amid a growing animosity towards journalists across the globe.

May 5, 2024
May 5, 2024

All-out support for media to save environment

The government will ensure full support and protection for journalists who strive to do authentic environmental journalism, State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Mohammad Ali Arafat said yesterday.

May 3, 2023
May 3, 2023

Press Freedom: A Vital Element for Democracy

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly declared May 3 as World Press Freedom Day.

May 3, 2023
May 3, 2023

Repeal DSA, amend all anti-free press laws

The government must either repeal the Digital Security Act-2018 or amend it in such a manner that it does not hamper free media or freedom of expression.

May 3, 2023
May 3, 2023

There was a time...

When journalists sought to be biased, but only towards people.

May 20, 2022
May 20, 2022

Column by Mahfuz Anam: Why are there so many laws against free media?

With the numerous laws that already exist to regulate—or better still, suppress—the media, and the diligence with which new ones are being prepared, one would think that of all the areas that need fixing, our government expects the journalists to be “fixed” first. But why?

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 4, 2018
May 4, 2018

Let the media do its job

World Press Freedom Day, observed yesterday across the globe, has given a grim report of the various onslaughts that journalists face today. It also underscores the importance of press freedom and reminds governments of their duty to respect peoples' right to freedom of expression.

May 3, 2018
May 3, 2018

Press Freedom Day: Attacks against journos made with impunity

World Press Freedom Day is being observed in Bangladesh and elsewhere today amid a growing animosity towards journalists across the globe.

May 3, 2018
May 3, 2018

Surviving in a narrowing space

It is hardly a new phenomenon to see how governments, especially in South Asia, claiming to be democratic to suit their convenience, become anything but that when it comes to dissenting views. Curbing press freedom, in particular, will always become the target for governments that have succumbed to insecurities of their own creation. Corruption of leaders or their cronies seems to be the topmost reason for state paranoia of the media which is seen as a thorn in the flesh rather than an essential component of democratic maturity.

May 3, 2016
May 3, 2016

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.

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