Bangladesh Leader Sheikh Hasina’s War on the Press
75-year-old premier grows increasingly sensitive to criticism
By: Jyoti Malhotra
When editor Matiur Rahman was recently sued under the Digital Security Act, along with reporter Shamsuzamman Shams, a photographer and some others, for a story that appeared in Bangladesh’s largest circulated daily, Prothom Alo a month ago, it sent ripples around the region and several other world capitals.
Rahman was bailed but his re…
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