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Bangladesh media suffers crackdown – Central & South Asia – Al Jazeera English


Bangladesh media suffers crackdown – Central & South Asia – Al Jazeera English. (source)

Bangladeshi journalists have said the government is threatening the freedom of the press in the country.The ruling Awami League has shut down TV stations and detained a prominent newspaper editor in the past few months in an apparent bid to restrict the media.

Opponents say it is part of a political strategy ahead of next year’s elections, but the government says the measures are necessary after months of violent protests.

Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports from Bangladesh.

 


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