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Amar Desh

Amar Desh (Bengali: আমার দেশ) is a daily newspaper in Bangladesh, published from Dhaka in the Bengali language since 2004. Amar Desh provides news about Bangladesh from local and regional perspectives and covers international news. Amar Desh is considered a popular opposition newspaper in Bangladesh and takes an editorial stance that favours the Bangladesh Nationalist Party. The Awami League government has twice closed down the newspaper, and both times its censorship occurred in conjunction with the arrests of editor Mahmudur Rahman. On 1 June 2010, the editor was arrested and the government shut the newspaper down for 10 days. On 11 April 2013, he was arrested again for publishing the Skype conversations between the lead justice of Bangladesh's war crimes trials and Ahmed Ziauddin, and the suppression of the newspaper is ongoing. Critics of the newspaper say it harmed the reputation of Bangladesh's war crimes court and increased religious tensions that led to rioting and violence. ()

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Fischer | Data Science ID: NEWSPAPERS:313, Added: 07/15/2019