Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) and Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) yesterday condemned and expressed grave concern over the recent termination of 70 journalists and employees from two newspapers.
In a press statement, the unions alleged that some dishonest businessmen have surfaced in the media world. They appoint journalists from established houses and suddenly shut the newspaper or sack the journalists after their purpose is served. They demanded the information ministry's intervention in this regard. BFUJ acting president Shahid Ul Alam, secretary general Omar Faruq, DUJ president Abu Jafar Surjo and general secretary Sohel Haidar jointly issued the statement.