DHAKA Bangladesh has drafted a bill that would punish media outlets if they publish or broadcast anything deemed to be against the "public interest", in a move that journalists fear could further stifle press freedom in the south Asian country.
DHAKA, Oct 16 Bangladesh has drafted a bill that
would punish media outlets if they publish or broadcast anything
deemed to be against the "public interest", in a move that
journalists fear could further stifle press freedom in the south
NEW YORK/DHAKA Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says she is convinced that jailed photographer Shahidul Alam instigated trouble by spreading what she describes as "false news" about protests against her rule in August.
DHAKA More than 100 journalists staged a protest in Bangladesh's capital on Thursday, their faces covered in black cloth, accusing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of breach of trust in enacting a law they fear is aimed at curbing press freedom.
DHAKA A Bangladesh court sentenced the acting head of the main opposition party to life in prison on Wednesday and 19 other people to death over a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2004, lawyers said.
DHAKA Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid on Monday gave his assent to a controversial new law that media groups fear could cripple press freedom and curb free speech in the South Asian nation.
DHAKA Bangladesh's High Court issued a notice to the government on Sunday asking it to justify why a prominent social activist should not be granted bail, in a case widely seen as a test for freedom of speech.
DHAKA Bangladesh will consider making changes to a proposed law that journalists and countries such as the United States say could suppress free speech, a government minister said on Sunday after a meeting with a group of editors.
DHAKA Bangladesh's main opposition political group, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), "strongly" wants to take part in national elections due in three months, the party's secretary general told Reuters on Saturday.
DHAKA Journalist groups in Bangladesh have canceled planned protests against a new law they say cripples press freedom after the government offered talks instead.