Sixty-one female journalists around the world, including journalist Rozina Islam, were harassed in various ways in September, according to the CFWI, the global coalition of women journalists, the Coalition for Women in Journalism.
A report titled “Press Freedom Status for Women Journalists: September 2021” published on October 1 said that seven female journalists, including Rozina, faced legal harassment last month.
According to a CFWI report, the court rejected Rozina Islam’s application for the return of her press accreditation card, two mobile phones and a passport, which were seized last September in a case under the Penal Code and the Official Secrets Act.
Journalist Rozina Islam was detained for about six hours at the Ministry of Health on May 17 while on duty. She was handed over to Shahbagh police station around 8.30 pm that night. A case was filed against her at Shahbagh police station around 12:15 pm. She was released on bail on May 23, a week after being arrested in the case.
Twelve female journalists around the world were attacked in September for trying to gather information or report, the report said. At that time, female journalists were attacked in Lebanon, Turkey and the United States as well.
In addition, 10 female journalists from Afghanistan, Nigeria, Montenegro, Slovenia, Tunisia and Turkey have been physically abused, according to CFWIJ. Seven female journalists have been detained in Belarus, China, Myanmar, Poland and Russia on various charges.
Three journalists from India, Slovenia and the United States have been threatened, 20 from different countries have been trolled, a female journalist from Switzerland has been harassed online and a woman from India has been sexually harassed while traveling at night.
Source: Deutsche Welle.