Case   |   Bangladesh

Investigative reporter arrested after exposing police corruption

Investigative reporter arrested after exposing police corruption

MARCH 28, 2008
Posted April 25, 2008

Rabiul Islam, Daily Sunshine

Rabiul told CPJ he was arrested without warrant and detained by police, who accused him of committing robbery in Rajshahi. Rabiul, a journalist for the Daily Sunshine, a Rajshahi-based local newspaper in the Bangla Language, told CPJ by telephone that he reports regularly on police corruption. Rajshahi is in the northwest of Bangladesh, along the border with India.  

March 28, 2008 12:00 PM ET

Case   |   Bangladesh

Cartoonist freed

MARCH 21, 2008
Posted March 24, 2008

Arifur Rahman, Prothom Alo

Arifur Rahman was freed from Dhaka Central Jail after the police officer who had filed a case against him failed to appear in court hearings because he was in East Timor, The Associated Press reported.

March 21, 2008 12:00 PM ET

Attacks on the Press   |   Bangladesh

Attacks on the Press 2007: Bangladesh


Despite stated commitments to democratic reform and media freedom, Bangladesh’s military-backed government dealt a series of crippling blows to what had been one of the freest presses in Asia. Operating under an official state of emergency and faced with a series of written orders and verbal directives governing media coverage, a famously voluble press corps grew increasingly muted.
February 5, 2008 11:52 AM ET
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