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80-day remand sought for journalists' union leader

Police sought an 80-day remand for BNP chairperson’s adviser and journalists’ union leader Shaukat Mahmood in eight cases in regard to violence, UNB reports.

Investigation officers (IOs) of the cases on Sunday filed separate petitions with the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shahriar Mahmud Adnan seeking a 10-day remand in each case after showing him arrested in the cases, general recording officer (GRO) of the CMM court Aminur Rahman said. 128 more words

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Bangladesh bans screening 'Rana Plaza'

The High Court in Bangladesh on Monday banned for six months the screening of a film ‘Rana Plaza’, saying that the movie was made ignoring the guidelines set by the court earlier. 189 more words

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Law Enforcers Beat Reporters in Dhaka

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In an unprovoked attack on newsmen, police on December 11, 2012 beat up and detained two photojournalists of The Daily Star and the New Age when they were covering the opposition’s strike in Siddhirganj of Narayanganj district of Dhaka division.The assaulted journalists are Amran Hossain, senior staff photographer of The Daily Star, and Sourav Laskar, staff photographer of the New Age. 228 more words

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Bangladeshi Journalist Couple Murder Trial: State Made Propaganda or Journalist Leaders Made?

Press Freedom May 5, 2012:

Bangladeshi journalist leaders’ submissive role retards demand for justice of murdered journalist couple. Many a number of justice seekers of the brutal murder claim a ‘perceivable compromise’ between the journalist community leaders of Bangladesh and the home minister of the country results the situation.    856 more words

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