Editors Council criticises government interference

Dhaka: Editors Council, an organization of editors of highest-circulation newspapers in the country, said on 24 February that directives regarding programmes and news in the media intervene with the freedom of expression.

Bangladeshi Government Proposes Tighter Controls of Courts, Media

DHAKA, Bangladesh–The Bangladeshi government unveiled legislation to impose tighter controls on the judiciary and the media in what critics say is a heavy-handed attempt to consolidate power in the South Asian nation. 

Man jailed for mocking Hasina

Dhaka: A 25-year-old Bangladeshi man has beensentenced to seven years in jail for composing a song mockingPrime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her father Bangabandhu SheikhMujibur Rahman and spreading it via mobile

Media strangulation continues

Dhaka: Police have arrested 6 employees of the widely popular monthly children’s entertainment magazine, the Kishore Kantha from its office at Paltan in Dhaka including its assistant editors. This comes at a time when