From our correspondent
Guwahati, Aug 29,
Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) has condemned the murder of a Bangladeshi female journalist and urged the Sheikh Hasina government in Dhaka to book the culprits under the law. The media rights forum pointed out that as the country has been approaching for the next general elections by end of this year, one may apprehend more such attacks on media persons in the coming days.
It may be noted that a group of unidentified assailants on Tuesday (28 August 2018) night hacked Suborna Nodi to death at her Pabna residence. The thirty crossed journalist used to report for Ananda television news and Dainik Jagrato Bangla paper. She left behind a minor girl along with other relatives.
India reported the murder of four journalists (namely Syed Shujaat Bukhari, Sandeep Sharma, Navin Nischal and Vijay Singh) in the last eight months. The largest democracy in the globe is placed at 138 out of 180 countries in Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières) 2018 global press freedom index, followed by Pakistan (139), Thailand (140), Cambodia (142), Malaysia (145), Bangladesh (146) etc.
“Journalists across the world today face a serious challenge, where the media fraternity in the Indian subcontinent continues pursuing for a pragmatic action plan to safeguard the scribes in the line of military, police and doctors on duty. Our point is very clear, if the nations want them to pursue serious journalism, their security along with justice must be ensured,” said a JFA statement.