Reported on: May 30, 2012 09:12 AM
Reported in: National
New York, May 30 (UNB) - Bangladesh is among the worst nations in the world in combating deadly anti-press violence, says the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
Condemning Monday night's attack on the office of an internet news outlet, bdnews24.com, in city’s Mohakhali area in which at least nine journalists were wounded, the CPJ said at least 12 journalists have died in the country since 1992.
"We are outraged that men with machetes stormed the offices of a newsroom and attacked the journalists present," said Bob Dietz, CPJ's Asia program coordinator.
He said, "We call on authorities to launch a thorough investigation into the attack and determine the masterminds of this crime."