'It all depends on how I behave' – press freedom under threat in Bangladesh

'It all depends on how I behave' – press freedom under threat in Bangladesh

The Awami League-controlled government has charged and jailed journalists using vague new laws

Mahfuz Anam still laughs at the size of the damages claims he was landed with last year.

“It amounted to about US $8bn [£6.2bn],” the editor of Bangladesh’s Daily Star newspaper said. “I’m in the realm of Bill Gates.”

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