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Despite Growth of Bangladeshi Bloggers, Challenges to Press Freedom Continue

On his two TV programs, host Nurul Islam Faruqi would regularly speak out again Islamist militancy and groups. But he was silenced on the night of Aug. 27 when he was brutally murdered inside his house in Dhaka. According to AFP, Mozaffor Bin Mohosin, a hardline Muslim preacher, was recently arrested for inciting the murder. Faruqi’s murder highlights the multifaceted threats journalists face in Bangladesh. While there is a debate about whether Faruqi fits into the traditional definition...

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