Jahangir Alam Akash: My dear golden Bangladesh please take my love and regards from Europe. I have been living since last one year as an exile in Europe. Today is 29 May, 2010. Exactly on this day in 2009 I was arrived in Deutschland. And on 28 May, 2009 I was compelled to leave my homeland for the safety of my life. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xzaCRYCkqs https://jaakash.wordpress.com/ http://www.eurobangla.org/)
I don’t know how are the people of my loving Bangladesh now, really! I Hope, everything is all right there. The government has been banned a strong social media Face book in Bangladesh. Another TV station Channel 1 also shut down by the government. After my leaving of the country, at least five journalists have been killed (including Fothe Osmani and S I Mithu). Many other have been persecuted (one of them is F M Masum). From abroad, I feel very much pain in my heart for them.
I miss my working place Rajshahi, colleagues, friends, family members, journalism in Bangladesh, teachers & journalists (like dear Malay Bhowmic, Hasan Azizul Huq, Sanat Kumar Saha, SM Abu Bakor, AAMS Arefin Siddique, Muniruzzaman, Monjurul Ahsan Bulbul, Sohrab Hasan, Ahmed Jobaer etc ) as well as the beautiful and loving Bangladesh. I also miss my Rajshahi press club, the daily Sangbad, my friend William, young journalist friend Sumon and many others who are working in the fields of journalism and human rights. And also I miss my oppressed and voiceless people from my work area (Rajshahi region).
Hope, one day, peace will come there with prosperity, happiness and real democracy. In my exile life, I have security, peace but not the happiness. I hope also that, all the discrimination, corruptions, extra judicial killings, militancy-oppressions on the minority-indigenous, would be ended. My further hope is that, the trial of war criminals would be finished as per international norms and the real criminals of the war would be punished. Please pray for us.
Archive for May, 2010
The Human Rights Today Report: Face book (FB) as banned in Bangladesh. After Pakistan Bangladesh Government has taken same way. It is an attacked on the freedom of speech and freedom of thinking.
According to the bloggers, from today (29 May, 2010) no one can open Face Book account in Bangladesh. BTRC has blocked FB today. Before that, Hasina Government has shut down the private TV channel One on 27 April, 2010.
Recently some unethical pictures of Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina has uploaded in the face book by someone. The concern people are seems that, for this reason the FB has blocked by the government. We oppose all kinds of bad or immoral activity in the social media. But that means is not the right way to banned a powerful social media. All the users are not guilty for uploading nude things. We think this decision is against the freedom of speech. Those who are responsible for providing nude picture they should punish. Government can identify them. Already one people has been arrested in this connection. So why the government did it? Who are the advisers of this government? We believe those were giving this type of advice actually they wouldn’t want good for this government.
On the other hand, still there is violating human rights. Even the so called crossfire (Extra judicial killings) going on. Though, the present Prime Minister has promised to stop it as their election manifesto. Just after coming to power they have given their commitment again and again. But now they have taken inside of the extra judicial killings. Total five journalists have been killed under the present government. Many minority (Hindu, Indigenous) people have been killed, raped, and evicted by the ruling party members. If you could visit to http://youtube.com/user/jaakashbd & https://jaakash.wordpress.com/ then you find many human rights violation (article and video) under the present Awami government regime. At least 80 BDRmen have been killed in torture in the custody after so-called mutiny.
Bangladesh national human rights commission is the still a backboneless organisation. Many young women have compelled to suicide after eve teasing. Other human rights violation is continue as we saw in the past regime (Both BNP-Jammat and Caretaker government). The trial of war criminals could be finish by this government, we couldn’t believe yet. Every where ruling party people are dominating inside of the administration that we have seen during BNP-Jammat period. The local government has been paralysed by this government. After all, every where has been establishing MPi’sm.
Here is mention that, before it the government has blocked You tube also in March, 2009.
The Human Rights Today report: A well known photo journalist has killed in Bangladesh. The killed journalist Shafiqul Islam Mithu was working for the ATN Bangla. ATN is a popular private TV station of Bangladesh. Mithu’s dead body has found at the embankment of Turag river on 9 May, 2010.
According to the daily Sangbad (10 May, 2010), some injuries have on throat, hand and chest in the dead body of Mithu.
Farhana Hossain Mery is wife of Mithu. She is pregnant of four months. Only one daughter of Mithu, Meherun Islam is studying in class six. Mery has told to the police that Mithu was talking with her at 9.45pm on 8 May, 2010. Mithu told her that, the official work has finished. Just after some moment he will come to the house. But he didn’t come. In this connection his brother has filed a general diary to the local police station Dokhinkhan. After founding the dead body a murder case as been filed to the Turag police station by killed Mithu’s younger brother Rahamotullah.
Before this killing another prominent journalist Foteh Osmani has killed in Sylhe31 journalist and writer have been killed in last 17 years.
The human rights Today Report: Euro Bangla is an online Bengali newspaper. Euro Bangla is the new online Bengali newspaper from Germany. It has been running by an exile journalist-writer Jahangir Alam Akash. The Euro Bangla is for mainly minority and Indigenous rights, press freedom and human rights.
The Euro Bangla web address is http://www.eurobangla.org/
Dear readers please visit our new initiative. We would like to invite you please write your thinking in Eoro Bangla. We do beleive freedom of speech.
So we would like to uphold the freedom of speech. It is our top priority. It also working against all kinds of torture and extra judicially killings. The Euro Bangla wants to do an objective and neutral journalism. We would like to work for better Bangladesh, world and for peace, democracy.
Please visit our other initiative like http://youtube.com/user/jaakashbd
Please contact to the Eoro Bangla for your writings and comments.
Jahangir Alam Akash: Another prominent and senior journalist has killed in Bangladesh. Journalist Foteh Osmani was working from Sylhet. He was the regional staff correspondent of the weekly 2000. He also was worked for the daily Bangla.
Foteh Osmani was attacked by the terrorists on 18 April, 2010. He was attacked by sharp weapons. Then he was admitted to the Apollo Hospital in Dhaka. And he was died there on 28 April. Before his killing at least 29 journalists and an eminent writer Professor Humayun Azad were killed in since last 17 years in Bangladesh. At least four journalists have killed during the present grand alliance government led by Awami League.
Supporters of the student wing Bangladesh Chattra League (BCL) of ruling party Awami League have beaten two journalists on 4 April. The persecuted journalists are Anis Raihan (Shaptahik) and Foyez Ahmed (Weekly Budhbar). BCL activists have tortured to journalist Jasim Reza (daily Kalerkantha) and journalist Soliman Salman (Manadzamin). It was happened on April 8.
Many journalists have persecuted by the government supporters including by some member of parliament. One after another attacks have been happening on the press by them in Bangladesh.
On the other hand one after another private channel have closed by the government. Just after going to the test transmission Jamuna TV was closed by the present government. On 27 April, 2010 Channel 1 was shut down by the government. At least 400 journalists and workers were working in Channel 1. Now they are fully jobless.
Before this government former BNP-Jammat government has closed the popular private channel Ekushey TV in 2002. Later in 2007 (September 6) another popular TV Channel CSB News has closed by the army backed Caretaker Government. CSB News was the first 24 hours news channel in Bangladesh.
ETV, CSB, Jamuna and 1, after which TV is next for shut down?