Tuesday, March 22, 2005

BANGLADESH: No Terrorist Links- Minister Says

Khan derided some Bangladesh media for irresponsible reporting. "Sometimes some media may have the feeling that freedom of press is a license to lie," he said. But the state would not try to control the media or reporters, he added. Dhaka-based newspaper "The Daily Star" reported in January that intelligence agents were assigned to look for anyone who might have provided information for a Jan. 23 article by "The New York Times" on the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in Bangladesh. "We control everything in Bangladesh except two things: we don't control the weather and we don't control the media," Khan said. "If you try to gag the press it doesn't help."...............More