World Press Freedom Day

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.

May 3, 2016
May 3, 2016

Who says we're not free?

Last week, Freedom House, an independent watchdog organisation that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom...

May 3, 2016
May 3, 2016

Danger comes with restriction

Freedom of expression and a vibrant strong democracy go hand in hand. A free press contributes to a stronger society and

May 2, 2015
May 2, 2015

TIB urges for congenial atmosphere for free media

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) urges the government and other stakeholders to create a congenial atmosphere where media can play their role freely and impartially.