Bangladesh - Alerts
The arrest of Mutafizur Rahman Sumon was prompted by his campaign against impunity for crimes against media workers.
Jamal Uddin was allegedly targeted for reporting on a local drug-smuggling syndicate.
The Awami League has adopted a fifteenth amendment to the Constitution, which states that criticising the Constitution now comes with a charge of sedition.
Unidentified assailants, reportedly local goons, stabbed bdnews24.com sub-editor Newaz Mohammad Rifaat and correspondent Salahuddin Wahed Pritom with sharp weapons.
Unidentified assailants hacked the right arm of journalist Fazlur Rahman, allegedly for reporting on an obscene dance performance on a college campus.
Police baton charged a protest organised by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party in Dhaka, injuring several participants and at least five journalists.
Golam Sarwar was threatened after reporting on negotiations between the government and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party over the case of a missing politician.
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has threatened to shut down the ETV commercial satellite station for allegedly broadcasting illegally.
Three TV channels report that their transmission in the capital was suspended for several hours, coinciding almost exactly with a rally held by the opposition party leader.
The motive for the killing of Sagar Sarwar and his wife, Mehrun Runi, is unknown and police have yet to determine whether it is related to their work.
Kamal Ahmed Majumder assaulted Aparna Singha while she was attempting to obtain his comment on a school authority's decision to charge admission fees beyond the limit fixed by the government.
(Media Watch/IFEX) - Ekramul Haq, editor of http://sheershanews.com , was released on bail on 25 November 2011, nearly four months after his arrest on extortion charges.
The Dhaka High Court's order for Mohammad Ekramul Haque to be released on bail was carried out on 1 November, but he was immediately re-arrested on the basis of a new complaint.
The IFJ believes the multiple charges against Mohammad Ekramul Haq, the editor of Sheersha News web portal and the weekly newspaper Sheersha Kagoj, are suggestive of a political vendetta.
"By allowing harassment and violence to become so widespread, the government is directly contributing to the decline in media freedom," says RSF.
15 September 2011 | India
Several policemen approached journalist David Devadas and assaulted him with "fists and metal batons", then took him to the police station, where the beatings continued.
Sheershanews.com said its editor, Mohammad Ekramul Haq, is being victimised for his reporting, which has included stories about corruption in government ministries.
The assault on journalist Imran Hossain's home came after he reported on corruption in the local police administration.
ETV correspondent Liakat Ali Badal was assaulted when his crew travelled to a village to report on the torture of two women.
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Photographers and TV crews, who are more visible because of their equipment, are often exposed to violence by political party supporters.