" Committee to Protect Journalists" a New York based international organization to protect the rights of journalists and monitor professional impediments against journalists has said that Bangladesh is seen as a country which is highly dangerous for the the journalists.During a press conference in Dhaka at the end of a week-long fact-finding mission, a CPJ delegation said that those who try to silence journalists must be held accountable. Without justice—for those who attack journalists, as well as those who order such attacks—violence will continue and so will Bangladesh’s reputation as the most violent country in Asia for journalists.
"It takes real courage to be a journalist in Bangladesh," said CPJ Executive Director Ann Cooper. "Physical assaults and intimidation are almost commonplace, particularly in rural areas, where journalists are threatened, beaten severely, or even murdered just for reporting the news."
The CPJ delegation met with a wide range of editors, reporters, and photographers who work for print and broadcast media in Dhaka. In addition, several journalists traveled to Dhaka from rural areas to meet with the delegation and discuss the often perilous working conditions in their regions. The delegation’s other meetings included discussions with Information Minister Tariqul Islam, Law Minister Moudud Ahmed, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Reaz Rahman, and Home Minister Altaf Hossain Chowdhury. The group also met with opposition leader Sheikh Hasina, head of the Awami League. A request for a meeting with Prime Minister Khaleda Zia was denied.