Bangladesh bans screening ‘Rana Plaza’

The High Court in Bangladesh on Monday banned for six months the screening of a film ‘Rana Plaza’, saying that the movie was made ignoring the guidelines set by the court earlier. The film ‘Rana Plaza’ is made based on the story of rescuing a victim Rana Plaza collapse, Reshma, alive from the ruins of…

Law Enforcers Beat Reporters in Dhaka

Freedom of Press : In an unprovoked attack on newsmen, police on December 11, 2012 beat up and detained two photojournalists of The Daily Star and the New Age when they were covering the opposition’s strike in Siddhirganj of Narayanganj district of Dhaka division.The assaulted journalists are Amran Hossain, senior staff photographer of The Daily…

Police Harass and Threaten Journalists in Dhaka

At least six senior journalists of Diganta Television have face harassment and threat warrant from police on December 10, 2012 in Dhaka. Some  20-25 police members harassed the journalists and tried to arrest them even after showing identification and accreditation cards, said the journalists. The incident occurred at that time when Assignment Editor of Diganta…

Bangladeshi Journalist Couple Murder Trial: State Made Propaganda or Journalist Leaders Made?

Press Freedom May 5, 2012: Bangladeshi journalist leaders’ submissive role retards demand for justice of murdered journalist couple. Many a number of justice seekers of the brutal murder claim a ‘perceivable compromise’ between the journalist community leaders of Bangladesh and the home minister of the country results the situation.   The justice seekers are mostly Facebook…

Media clamp down formula

Mass media have faced suppression in different dimensions. This write up actually places the ways how the authorities have impounded the freedom of the presses, freedom of thoughts and freedom of conscience. The ways could be classified in six way A. Shadow threat formula and suggestion model- this model comprises the suppressive approach in a…

Bangladesh Constitution confiscates freedom of the presses

The constitution of Bangladesh plays critically twisting role in relation to the rights of the press, freedom of thought and conscience. It primarily upholds the promised freedom and immediately after guaranteeing it, it itself forces the subjection. The constitution of Bangladesh reads the clause on Freedom of thought and conscience, and of speech    39.(1)…