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Activist-journalist Killed in Bangladesh's Death City

The gruesome murder of prominent journalist and activist, Manik Saha – the first journalist to be murdered in 2004 – in the port town of Khulna in south western Bangladesh exposes the enormous pressure on the media in the south Asian nation. A powerful bomb killed fifty-year old Saha, the Khulna correspondent of New Age newspaper, a BBC stringer and a former president of the Khulna Press Club on January 15, as he was coming back after covering a political program. Three days after the killing, the police is still to make a headway in the case. Saha’s family is too scared to take up the matter with the police. His younger brother, Pradip Saha says, “We want the killers to be punished, but they are too powerful. The family members do not want to file a case because we will get killed.” Full Story

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