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Offline Anayetur Rahaman

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Freedom of Press
« on: May 12, 2019, 01:56:19 PM »

The value of fake news
Josh Freidman

On a trip to Ethiopia in the 1990s, I met with Prime Minister Meles Zenawi to try to persuade him to stop jailing journalists. Since Meles’s guerillas had ousted a repressive Soviet-backed dictatorship a few years before, there had been an explosion of exuberant and sometimes wildly inaccurate little newspapers, many of them attacking Meles. So, he had cracked down, introducing laws criminalising what he called “insults” to the government and fining and imprisoning journalists for inaccuracies. Ethiopia quickly became one of the world’s top jailors of journalists. Continue the reading at: https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/global-affairs/news/the-value-fake-news-1742002

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Re: Freedom of Press
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2019, 04:13:56 PM »
Thanks for sharing
Md. Rashedul Islam Ratul
Lecturer, JMC
Daffodil International University