Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) strongly condemned the confinement of the Daily Prothom Alo Senior Correspondent Rozina Islam for over five hours at a room at Secretariat and subsequent harassment.
In a statement on Tuesday, DCAB President Pantho Rahaman and its General Secretary AKM Moinuddin termed the incident an unacceptable attempt to intimidate media workers and demanded a fair and transparent investigation into the whole incident that took place on May 17, 2021.DCAB demands Rozina Islam's quick release and urges the government to take appropriate actions against those who harassed her at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh believes that the government will continue allowing members of the media to perform their duties without any fear and intimidation ensuring safety and dignity of the profession.
DCAB wants the authorities concerned take effective steps for her treatment, if required.
It is noted that government is committed to ensure freedom of the media and DCAB wants the government to keep eyes open so that no official can tarnish the image of the government by staging such unacceptable incident.