IFJ Condemns Attack on Media Worker in Bangladesh

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is shocked by reports of a brutal assault by unknown assailants on radio correspondent, D. N. Mohanty, on July 31.

The highly respected Dhaka-based All India Radio correspondent was reportedly admitted to Apollo hospital in Dhaka in a critical condition with major head injuries, spending close to 42 hours in a coma before he recovered.

It is unknown whether this attack was linked to Mohanty’s work as a journalist.

“The beating of Mohanty is sickening and such brutality must not be tolerated. Bangladesh has an appalling record of impunity and lack of accountability for those who have murdered, assaulted or harassed journalists. The IFJ calls for a full independent investigation into his attack to ensure those responsible are swiftly brought to justice,” IFJ President Christopher Warren said.

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The IFJ represents over 500,000 journalists in more than 120 countries