PM Hasina's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim passes away tragically in City Hospital

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock and grief over the death of her press secretary and former managing director and editor-in-chief of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangathan (BSS). In his condolence message, he said, “Karim performed his duty as my press secretary with utmost honesty and integrity.” The Prime Minister further said: “With his tragic demise, […]

UN High Commissioner expresses concern over justice system allegedly used to harass journalists and activists in Bangladesh

In a media release, the High Commissioner said, “I am concerned by allegations that the justice system is being used to harass human rights lawyers, journalists and civil society leaders. I encourage the investigation of alleged enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings in line with international standards. Volker Turk said. “In Bangladesh, I am concerned that […]

NOAB formed new executive committee. Times Media Limited MD AK Azad re-elected chairman

AK Azad, managing director of Times Media Limited, which publishes Samakal, has once again been elected as the chairman of the new committee. Furthermore, New Age editorial board chairman ASM Shahidullah Khan was re-elected as vice-chairman and Manabazameen editor-in-chief Matiur Rahman Chowdhury was re-elected as treasurer. The members of the new executive committee are Prothom […]

Threats to press freedom in Bangladesh: Impact on journalism and investigative reporting.

The Digital Security Act was then abolished and the Cyber ​​Security Act was enacted in its place, with some reduced sentences and changes here and there, although basically most of the repressive sections of the two older laws were retained, Sometimes with changes in words. In case of ‘offences’ like defamation, instead of jail sentence, […]

The importance of free media for democracy and development: Insights from the TIB event

At the event, TIB gave an Investigative Journalism Award, 2023. Shariful Islam, chief correspondent of ( from Chattogram, received the award in the regional newspaper category, Zahid Hasan, correspondent of Dainik Kaler Kantho Sawar, received the award. in the National Newspaper category and senior independent television journalist Hassan Misbah received the award in the […]

Eminent citizens express concern over US visa policy on media

In a statement, 190 eminent citizens of the country have expressed their concern and disappointment over the statement of US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas regarding the implementation of the visa policy against the media. The statement referred to concerns expressed by the Council of Editors in a letter issued on Saturday. The statement issued […]

Protection for journalists: Insurance can be an important tool

The roundtable meeting was attended by senior and mid-ranking members of the journalist community, including Prothom Alo executive director Sajjad Sharif, Amader Notun Shomoy editor Naeemul Islam Khan, Deepto TV chief news editor SM Akash, chief Ayesha Kabir. Prothom Allo English Web, and others, Sajjad Sharif pointed out that although Prothom Alo was an established […]

Government control over media: Various ways in which the government is controlling the media

Participating in the discussion, Matiur Rahman, editor of Dainik Manabazmeen, said that how can journalists write freely while living in the midst of a culture of fear? Journalists have surrendered helplessly. Earlier media used to be closed and controlled but now more media outlets are being started and controlled. Fair journalism cannot be expected if […]