Committed to PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO KNOW
Vol. 5 Num 1104 Mon. July 09, 2007  
   
Letters to Editor


A good article


I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to Mr. Md. Anwarul Kabir for his article entitled "The 'confessional statements' and journalistic ethics" published on June 26. He has rightfully raised the question of journalistic ethics which the media has violated willingly or non-willingly in publishing so called confessional statements.

The authenticity of the so called 'confessional statements' is yet to be investigated. It has been implicitly understood that the very objective of the people who have distributed the transcripts of interrogations of the political bigwigs is to erode to the image of the party chiefs, especially Hasina's with a view to dismantling the AL, an umbrella for the progressive people of the country. For this, they are trying to equate Sheikh Hasina with Khaleda Zia in terms of involvement in corruption.

However, the perceptions of the common people are completely different. Khaleda's last tenure witnessed endless corruption at the state level. Besides, due to the phenomenon of price hiking at an exponential rate, the people under her regime suffered much. Whereas, Hasina, during her regime could successfully control the market. Though Hasina's period was not corruption free, still it was at a tolerable level. Moreover, the Chittagong Hill Tracts treaty and the water treaty with India carried out by the AL government were applauded widely.

Finally, I would like to request the media to reveal the truths instead of becoming biased.