• Friday, Feb 03, 2023
  • Last Update : 10:24 am

Bangladesh anti-rape protests reach global media

  • Published at 10:11 am October 8th, 2020

Amnesty International said Bangladeshi authorities must ensure justice to the victim

As protests over the recent spike in rapes --- done both individually and in groups --- sparked across the country making headlines for the past few days, international media, too, has been covering the issue.

A number of frontline global news outlets, including AFP and Al Jazeera, have published stories over the period. 

In fact, Al Jazeera ran the report headlined “Bangladesh rocked by fresh protests over sexual assaults” which was actually published by AFP first on Tuesday.

Also Read - Why do so many men rape?

The same day, India’s state-run DD News Agency published a story titled “Bangladesh: Protests erupt against rape in Noakhali.” Moreover, some other news outlets in the neighbouring country touched upon the anti-rape protests in Bangladesh. 

Agencia EFE, a Spanish international news agency, too, joined the coverage with a report having the headline “Anti-rape protests grip Bangladesh after woman was molested” on Wednesday.

BenarNews, a news agency funded by the US Agency for Global Media (USAGM), too, ran a report “Viral Video Sparks Protests in Bangladesh Against Rape, Sexual Violence” the same day. 

BBC Bangla, also, had a report on Wednesday in this regard. 

South Asian Monitor and Qantara.de, a website run by Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, ran reports on Wednesday as well.

“Bangladesh under fire over rape menace” is the news report title published by Union of Catholic Asian News on Thursday, when Turkish-based Anadolu Agency, too, ran a piece.

Meanwhile, a YouTube channel called Project Nightfall with no fewer than 4,899,338 followers uploaded a video on Thursday highlighting the protests. 

Also Read - OP-ED: A society under assault by depravity

Waves of anti-rape demonstrations have entered the fourth day on Thursday across Bangladesh. 

The development comes after a video footage of five men gang-raping a housewife, stripping her naked and filming the video of the incident in Begumganj upazila of Noakhali, went viral on social media on Sunday.

The incident occurred in Joykrishnapur village under Eklashpur union of the upazila on September 2.

Amnesty International on Tuesday said Bangladeshi authorities must ensure justice to the victim.

Issuing a statement on Wednesday, the United Nations (UN) expressed serious concerns over the increasing violence against women in Bangladesh. 

Terming these heinous crimes and grave violations of human rights, it said: “One rape is one too many.”

Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail