The coalition of 12 countries is concerned over recent reports of violence, and intimidation against Bangladeshi journalists.

In a joint statement, the MFC said, We, the undersigned members of the Media Freedom Coalition (MFC) in Bangladesh, are concerned about recent reports of violence against and intimidation of journalists, including violence directed at reporters covering the Supreme Court elections, an assault on the brother of a London-based journalist for Al Jazeera, the attack of a Dhaka Tribune photojournalist, and the recently reported detention of a Prothom Alo journalist.  We urge the authorities to investigate each of these instances promptly and impartially.

Australia ,Canada  Denmark ,France ,Germany ,Italy ,Netherlands ,Norway,Sweden , Switzerland United Kingdom and United States.

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