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Journalist Mahfuz Ullah hospitalised

Dhaka, Apr 2 – Senior journalist Mahfuz Ullah was admitted to Square Hospital here on Tuesday with severe chest pain. The journalist has been kept at the coronary care unit (CCU) of the hospital under cardiologist Dr Mahbub Mansur, a Square Hospital official told UNB. He said Mahfuz Ullah was admitted to the hospital around 3pm as he has been ... Read More »

RU BCL leader suspended for assaulting journalist

Rajshahi, Feb 05 – A leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League Rajshahi University (RU) unit was suspended for a month yesterday (Monday) for assaulting a campus reporter in last year. The suspended leader is Sabrun Zamil Sushmoy, is the organizing secretary of the RU unit. The victim was, Ali Younus Hridoy, a final-year student of mass communication and journalism, and RU ... Read More »

Truth never dies: Justice for slain journalists

Violence and toxic rhetoric against journalists must stop, say United Nations experts.Marking the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, U.N. Special Rapporteurs David Kaye, Agnes Callamard, and Bernard Duhaime expressed concern over the plight that journalists are increasingly facing. Read More »

Saudis admit Jamal Khashoggi killed in consulate

Istanbul, Oct 20 (AP/UNB) — Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a “fistfight” in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom claimed early Saturday, admitting that the writer had been slain at its diplomatic post for the first time. Authorities said 18 Saudi suspects were in custody for his slaying and intelligence officials had been fired. Read More »

Turkey removes travel ban for journalist Tolu

Mesale Tolu is now free to leave Turkey, but the trial against her will continue. Her husband must remain in the country to face similar charges. A Turkish court has lifted a travel ban on German journalist Mesale Tolu, who was arrested last year on terrorism-related charges, German news agency DPA reported on Monday, citing a support group. Read More »

Nigerian journalist Amina wins BBC World News award

Nigerian journalist from north-eastern Nigeria, Amina Yuguda has won the third BBC World News Komla Dumor Award. Amina Yuguda is a news presenter on local network Gotel Television, who specialises in reporting high-profile news stories, including the Boko Haram insurgency. The award was created to honour Komla Dumor, a presenter for BBC World News, who died suddenly aged 41 in ... Read More »

Journalist shot dead in Bangalore

A prominent Indian journalist critical of Hindu nationalist politics has been shot dead in the south-western state of Karnataka, police say. Gauri Lankesh, 55, was found lying in a pool of blood outside her home in the city of Bangalore. She was shot in the head and chest by gunmen who arrived by motorcycle. The motive for the crime was ... Read More »

Headless body identified as of missing journalist

A headless torso found in waters off Denmark has been identified as missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, Danish police say. There was a “DNA match between [the] torso and Kim Wall”, Copenhagen police said on Twitter. Ms Wall was last seen alive on 10 August as she departed on a submarine trip with inventor Peter Madsen. Read More »

ABM Musa’s 3rd death anniv Monday

Dhaka – The third death anniversary of eminent journalist ABM Musa will be observed on Monday. A doa mahfil will be held at his residence Suvastu Rimjhim, 5/2 Iqbal road, Mohammadpur, in the city after Maghrib prayers, said a press release. All relatives and well-wishers of ABM Musa have been requested to join the doa mahfil. Read More »