Month: May 2021

FExB shocked at Rozina Islam refused bail

Forum for Freedom of Expression, Bangladesh (FExB), a network of media rights defenders in Bangladesh is shocked to know that the award-winning investigative journalist Rozina Islam has been refused bail on trumped-up charges under colonial-era Official Secrets Act, 1923. FExB strongly protests that the Ministry of Health and Family filed false cases, illegal confinement, unauthorised…

Increase tobacco tax in upcoming budget

The government needs to increase price of tobacco products by imposing tax in the upcoming national budget to contain its use, said speakers at an online discussion yesterday. Besides, rigorous awareness campaign on the danger of tobacco use and banning its cultivation and production are required to control its use among the country’s adult population,…

Rights groups, jurnos observe World Press Freedom Day

Journalists, rights activists, and civil society representatives urged the government to take effective steps to ensure freedom of the press. Speaking at a webinar, the distinguished speakers called for the unconditional elimination of all limitations on the media and enable a free press environment. In observance of the World Press Freedom Day, the webinar titled…