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Spotlight: Bangladesh | Free Expression & the Law

Restrictive broadcast policy in Bangladesh raises concerns

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's cabinet has approved a restrictive policy governing Bangladesh's broadcast media. While the policy calls for the creation of an independent commission to oversee electronic media, it's unclear how and how quickly the commission will be formed. Meanwhile, the policy restricts what can be broadcast, raising red flags.

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Bangladeshi journalist attacked with harpoon at home

Nasrul Anwar, a staff reporter for the Bangla-language daily "Kaler Kantho", was attacked by an unidentified person at his home in Dhaka. He believes the attack was a result of his reporting on corruption against some influential people in the area.

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