Bangladesh Press Freedom Foundation, an impartial organisation for establishing rights of journalists, has started its journey on 3 May, 2011 (World Press Freedom Day) in Panchagarh of Bangladesh.
The leaders of the organisation organised a press briefing at their temporary officer at Ibrahim Super Market in Panchagarh Municipality area. President of Bangladesh Press Freedom Foundation Anisur Rahaman read out written statement at the press briefing.
In his statements he said at least 29 journalists and authors were killed from 1984 in the country. But the justice of any case in this regard is yet to finish. He also informed about 340 journalists were injured and tortured in 2010 and 236 journalists were harassed in different ways in the same year.
At least 42 journalists were tortured and 20 others were given death threat till April in the current year.
For flourishing democracy, human rights and good governance it is essential to make a safe atmosphere to work freely for journalists, he said, adding that they will make movement for preparing a favourable atmosphere for journalists in the country.
He informed that from now they published a report regularly in each month in this regard.
Principal Selim Uddin, SA Mahmud Selim (Daily Jugantor), A Hossain Raihan (RTV, Daily Amardesh & Daily Karatoa), Shafiqul Alam (Bangla Vision & Daily Jaijaidin), Shahidul Islam (Daily Prothom Alo), Harun Ur Rashid (ATN Bangla & ATN News) and others were present at the time.
Member Secretary of the organisation Sazzadur Rahaman (NTV & Daily Samokal) gave answers of the questions to reporters. The organizers have demanded fresh and competent investigation and trial on all journalists torturing and killings.
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