Manik Chandra Saha: Journalist and activist – Bangladesh (Posthumous) (Integrity Award)

Filed under - Media

Received the Award on 7 October 2004

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"Mr Saha died a valiant hero-leaving many lessons to be learned. Present-day journalists and reporters have been imbued by his enobling and courage to expose the truth and bring offenders to justice."
Transparency International Bangladesh

Manik Chandra Saha was a journalist and social activist in Bangladesh, who frequently reported on crime and political corruption for the New Age newspaper and for the BBC Bengali Service. His resolute determination to expose injustice made him enemies and he received numerous death threats, spending much of the year under police protection, before he was killed in a bomb attack on 15 January 2004. His death brought thousands of mourners out into the streets, and drew condemnation of his murder from Reporters without Borders and the Bangladesh Centre for Development, Journalism and Communication. He received the Integrity Award posthumously in 2004.

Country / Territory - Bangladesh   
Region - Asia Pacific   
Language(s) - English   
Topic - Advocacy   |   Media   |   Organised crime   |   Politics and government   |   Whistleblowing   

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