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  • Two more journalists arrested in Myanmar’s continuing crackdown0

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    • September 20, 2021

    September 16, 2021 Myo Thant (à gauche) a été arrêté dans la soirée du 15 septembre 2021. Son confrère de Channel Mandalay Win Naing Oo a été interpellé le 31 août (photos : Twitter – RSF). ORGANISATION RSF_en Following the addition of two more names to the list of 54 journalists and media workers currently

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  • PREDATOR SHEIKH Hasina; Bangladesh, 152nd/180 countries in the 2021 World Press Freedom Index0

    PRIME MINISTER OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF BANGLADESH SINCE 6 JANUARY 2009 28 September 1947 BANGLADESH ASIA – PACIFIC PREDATOR SINCE 2014 (AT LEAST)  Bangladesh, 152nd/180 countries in the 2021 World Press Freedom Index PREDATORY METHOD: THE DIGITAL SECURITY ACT, ULTIMATE WEAPON FOR IMPOSING SELF-CENSORSHIP The eldest child of Sheikh Mujib, Bangladesh’s independence hero, Sheikh Hasina

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  • Bangladeshi reporter badly beaten while investigating land seizure0

    July 13, 2021   Activists are seen protesting against local land grabbing in Southern Bangladesh, in April 2021. Selim Shamrat was investigating the same kind of issue when he was attacked on 11 July, 2021 (photo: The Third Pole). ORGANISATION RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the police to quickly identify the men who

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  • Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists0

    February 22, 2021 Borhan Uddin Muzakkir died of his injuries on 20 February 2021 (photo: collected). RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for an independent investigation into the fatal shooting of a reporter covering clashes between rival factions of Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League. Those responsible must be brought to justice, and the ruling party’s leadership

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  • BANGLADESH: Death threats against a blogger accused of “defaming Islam”0

    Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls of the withdrawal of all charges against Asaduzzaman Noor, a dissident Bangladeshi blogger better known as Asad Noor, and condemns acts of intimidation targeting him and his family in the latest of many hate campaigns against him that is receiving high-level encouragement. Asad Noor, who has lived in hiding for the

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  • BANGLADESH: Reporter beaten nearly to death after covering local corruption0

    Shariful Alam Chowdhury was taken in a critical state to Cumilla Medical Hospital (photo: The Daily Star).   Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the judicial authorities in the city of Cumilla, in eastern Bangladesh, to ensure that all those responsible for the severe beating that newspaper reporter Shariful Chowdhury received on the apparent orders

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  • BANGLADESH: Open letter to premier Sheikh Hasina on Covid-19 press freedom violations0

    Five Bangladeshi and international organizations that defend the freedom to inform have written to Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asking her to take concrete action to guarantee journalistic freedom in the face of an alarming surge in physical and judicial attacks on reporters and cartoonists in connection with the Covid-19 crisis. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

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  • Bangladesh: Journalists, cartoonist, arrested for Covid-19 coverage0

    Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Bangladeshi authorities to immediately release well-known figures held in connection with their coverage of the coronavirus crisis and to drop all charges against them. At least 12 journalists and bloggers have been charged under the draconian 2018 Digital Security Act since the start of May. Those provisionally detained

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  • Bangladesh: Surge in violence against reporters orchestrated by local officials0

    REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS / REPORTERS SANS FRONTIÈRES Daniel Bastard  8 April 2020 Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Bangladeshi government to ensure that physical attacks on two journalists in separate incidents in the past week do not go unpunished. Both reporters were badly injured while covering irregularities in the distribution of government food aid

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  • RSF yearly round-up: “historically low” number of journalists killed in 20190

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    • December 17, 2019

    December 16, 2019 – Updated on December 17, 2019 MexicoSaudi ArabiaTurkeyChinaEgyptYemenSyriaAfghanistanAmericasMiddle East – North Africa Europe – Central AsiaAsia – PacificCondemning abusesReports and statisticsProtecting journalistsArmed conflictsConflicts of interestCorruptionOrganized crimeDisappearancesImprisonedImpunityCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expressionHostagesPredatorsViolence Organisation  RSF_enA total of 49 journalists were killed this year, 389 are currently in prison and 57 are being held hostage, according to the

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