Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) has placed 8 reports from Bangladesh in the list of best investigative reports in 2023.
Finding the best investigative reports of the year is a daunting task, the agency said. Still, they compiled a list of 45 private TV channels, 1,200 daily newspapers and hundreds of online news portals in Bangladesh. GIJN praised the extraordinary investigative reports of the media when Bangladesh is lagging behind in media freedom.
GIJN’s selected reports cover disinformation operations ahead of elections, human rights abuses by law enforcement agencies, corruption by politically powerful people, online harassment of women, exploitation of farmers and systemic irregularities in the health sector.
The list of reports is given below:
French news agency AFP’s ‘Fake Expert Push Political Disinformation in Lead Up to Bangladesh Election’ regarding the spreading of false information written by fake experts in the lead up to Bangladesh Election, Chittagong-based CVoice24.com’s ‘Who’s to blame are the big criminals’ about under 18 years of age being imprisoned as criminals, The private television channel 24’s ‘ex-lover released multiple videos after raping Pompom group’ about taking hostages by trapping women and sharing sexual and sensitive videos on the microblogging site Telegram, OCCRP (Organized Crime and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project) headlined ‘Bangladeshi Politician Close to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Secretly Owns Over $4 Million in New York Real Estate’ and ‘Water Lords Export Drought-Struck Farmers in Bangladesh’, a London-based news outlet on the irrigation crisis in Bangladesh’s drought-prone northwestern districts. Investigative Report of The Third Poll.
Apart from this, two daily reports from Bangladesh are listed in GIJN. The headlines of the two news are ‘Kar Dake Dubaie Shakib Al Hasan’ and ‘Doctors to get check home car all.’