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Bangladesh media suffers crackdown

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

Last Modified: 28 May 2013 20:33
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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.

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