Bangladesh media suffers crackdown

Government shuts down TV stations and detains journalists in apparent bid to restrict the media.

    Bangladeshi journalists have said the government is threatening the freedom of the press in the country.

    The ruling Awami League has shut down TV stations and detained a prominent newspaper editor in the past few months in an apparent bid to restrict the media.

    Opponents say it is part of a political strategy ahead of next year's elections, but the government says the measures are necessary after months of violent protests.

    Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports from Bangladesh.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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