Media Freedom Coalition (MFC) has expressed deep concern over the recent harassment and detention of journalists in Bangladesh.
MFC expressed the concern through a statement on Thursday (March 30).
According to statement: "We, members of the Media Freedom Coalition (MFC) in Bangladesh, are concerned about recent reports of violence against and pressure of journalists, including violence directed at reporters covering the Supreme Court elections, an assault on the brother of a London-based journalist for Al Jazeera, the attack of a Dhaka Tribune photojournalist, and the recent reported detention of a Prothom Alo journalist."
The organization requested concerned authorities to investigate the incidents quickly and impartially.
The statement was signed by representatives from Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States.
The Media Freedom Coalition is a cross-regional partnership of countries working together to advocate for media freedom, both online and offline.
BDST: 1419 HRS, MAR 30, 2023