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Despite Denials, Bangladesh Stifles Free Expression

Expand  Bangladeshi photographers form a human chain at TSC demanding immediate release of the jailed internationally renowned photographer Shahidul Alam in Dhaka, Bangladesh on October 16, 2018. © 2018 Rehman Asad / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images In its annual press freedom index, Reporters Sans Frontières has dropped Bangladesh to 150th out of 180 countries – the lowest ranking it has ever received. Bangladesh’s Information Minister Hasan Mahmud disputed the report’s findings, saying there is “no censorship on news.” His claim would be laughable if the reality weren’t…

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