Sunday 9 August 2020 ,
Sunday 9 August 2020 ,
Latest News
  • Coronavirus: Bangladesh detects 2,611 new cases, 32 more die
  • 8 more deaths take flood death toll to 169
  • First Covid-19 vaccine to get registered on 12th Aug in Russia
  • Bangladesh’s Covid-19 cases surpass 2.5 lakh
  • 27 more die, 2,851 new cases reported in 24 hours
  • Mountaineer Reshma killed in road crash
  • TikTok threatens legal action against US ban
  • Coronavirus cases worldwide pass 19 million
  • Bangladesh among global hotspots of series of floods: Study
  • WHO says ‘vaccine nationalism’ cannot beat virus
14 July, 2020 08:25:45 AM
Print

CPJ names Shahidul Alam for Int’l Press Freedom Awards 2020

Independent Online/ UNB
CPJ names Shahidul Alam for Int’l Press Freedom Awards 2020

The Committee to Protect Journalists named prominent Bangladeshi photo journalist Shahidul Alam and three others from Iran, Nigeria, and Russia for the 2020 International Press Freedom Awards.

“All four have been arrested or faced criminal prosecution in reprisal for their reporting,” said a report on the website of Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

The three other journalists are- Mohammad Mosaed from Iran, Dapo Olorunyomi from Nigeria while Svetlana Prokopyeva from Russia.

CPJ will also honor lawyer Amal Clooney with the Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award.

Joel Simon, CPJ executive director, said “Like brave and committed journalists everywhere, CPJ’s honorees set out to report the news without fear or favor for the benefit of their communities, their country, and the world.”

“The global pandemic has not only made their jobs more difficult and dangerous, but it has also fueled a ferocious press freedom crackdown as autocratic leaders around the world suppress unwelcome news under the guise of protecting public health,” he added.

The winners will be honored on November 19, 2020, at CPJ’s annual benefit gala, to be chaired this year by Patrick Gaspard, President of Open Society Foundations, and hosted by veteran broadcast journalist Lester Holt.

Due to health and safety restrictions related to COVID-19, this year’s gala will be virtual, with video profiles, compelling press freedom stories, award presentations, and acceptance speeches streamed online and shared around the world.

Shahidul Alam is a renowned photojournalist and commenter, and the founder of the Bangladeshi multimedia training organization the Pathshala Media Institute and the Drik photo library.

In August 2018, Alam was detained after posting a video to social media about student protests in Dhaka.

He spent 102 days behind bars, and said he was beaten in custody, before being freed in November 2018.

TH

 

Comments

Video
More Bangladesh Stories

Copyright © All right reserved.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy
....................................................
About Us
....................................................
Contact Us
....................................................
Advertisement
....................................................
Subscription

Powered by : Frog Hosting