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Bangladesh: Release photojournalist Shahidul Alam and stop violations to free expression: On 5 August 2018, the award winning photographer and founder of DRIK Gallery, Shahidul Alam, was arrested at his home for allegedly giving false information to different media and making “provocative comments”. His arrest took place hours after he posted a video of the ongoing road safety protests in Dhaka on Facebook and participated in an interview for Aljazeera about the protests. ARTICLE 19 calls for Alam and other individuals detained for participating in protests and practicing journalism to be immediately released. We also call for protection of media workers, journalists and citizens peacefully participating in protests.

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Bangladesh: Release photojournalist Shahidul Alam and stop violations to free expression: On 5 August 2018, the award winning photographer and founder of DRIK Gallery, Shahidul Alam, was arrested at his home for allegedly giving false information to different media and making “provocative comments”. His arrest took place hours after he posted a video of the ongoing road safety protests in Dhaka on Facebook and participated in an interview for Aljazeera about the protests. ARTICLE 19 calls for Alam and other individuals detained for participating in protests and practicing journalism to be immediately released. We also call for protection of media workers, journalists and citizens peacefully participating in protests.Bangladesh: Release photojournalist Shahidul Alam and stop violations to free expression: On 5 August 2018, the award winning photographer and founder of DRIK Gallery, Shahidul Alam, was arrested at his home for allegedly giving false information to different media and making “provocative comments”. His arrest took place hours after he posted a video of the ongoing road safety protests in Dhaka on Facebook and participated in an interview for Aljazeera about the protests. ARTICLE v v v  v