Members of the Media Freedom Coalition (MFC) in Bangladesh have expressed deep concern over the deadly June 15 attack on Golam Rabbani Nadeem, the Jamalpur district correspondent of BanglaNews24.com and the Bakshiganj upazila correspondent of Ekattor TV.
The MFC issued a statement on Thursday signed by the Embassies/High Commissions of Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and United States.
The MFC members offered their sincerest condolences to his family and friends.
The Media Freedom Coalition called on all in positions of influence in Bangladeshi society to speak up for press freedom, the right of journalists to work without fear of retribution or harm, and the need to hold to account those responsible for attacks on journalists.
“Journalists play a vital role in asking difficult questions, reporting the facts, and promoting the free flow of ideas,” they said.
They said they are “encouraged” to learn that authorities have taken action by arresting the suspected perpetrators of the killing and by initiating legal proceedings in connection with journalist Golam Rabbani Nadeem murder case.