Dhaka: Visiting UK press & media team met with local lawyers on 21 December at Dhaka Club. UK Coordinator Ansar Ahmed Ullah conducted the discussion.
Ansar Ahmed Ullah introduced the UK team to say that his team has come to Bangladesh to attend ‘ Media Dialogue with Bangladesh Press’ aimed at engaging and interacting between the UK based press & media activists and leading Bangladeshi media houses prior to the run up to general elections scheduled on 30 December 2018. They discussed the overall political scenario in Bangladesh, the legal position of the arrest of Shahidul Alam, and other specific topics such as social justice and the issue of freedom of expression.
The UK team comprised of journalist Ansar Ahmed Ullah, Duncan Bartlett, Editor, Asian Affairs Magazine, Farhan Masud Khan, Head of Programmes, Channel S TV, Kois Miah, Photojournalist, Matiar Chowdhury, NNB correspondent, Writer Sebastian Dunn and Syed Anas Pasha, Editor-in-chief, Shottobani and eleven local legal guests including Barrister Imranul Kabir, Supreme Court Bangladesh, Barrister Khandaker Reza R Raquib, Supreme Court of Bangladesh, Barrister Mejbahur Rahman, Supreme Court of Bangladesh, Barrister Mohammad Mehedi Hasan Chowdhury, Supreme Court of Bangladesh and Hassan Shahriar, President, Commonwealth Journalists Association.