I will continue with journalism, says Rozina after release

I will continue with journalism, says Rozina after release
Journalist Rozina Islam gets release on bail from Kashimpur High Security Central Jail on 23 May 2021. Prothom Alo

This story first appeared in Prothom Alo

Prothom Alo’s senior reporter Rozina Islam on Sunday said she will continue with journalism.

“I will continue with journalism. I thank everyone, including journalists, who stood beside me,” she said after being released on bail from Kashimpur High Security Central Jail around 4:00 pm.

A Dhaka court on Sunday granted Rozina Islam interim bail until 15 July. The court of Dhaka chief metropolitan magistrate granted the bail on condition of submitting a bond of Tk 5,000 and her passport in the case filed under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act and two sections of Penal Code, by a health ministry official.

Rozina was behind bars from 18 May.

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South Asian Women in Media (SAWM) is a network of women media professionals in South Asia. SAWM works for freedom of press, increased participation of women in the media, a gender-sensitive work environment and a gender-equal outlook in the media. Launched in April 2008, SAWM’s central secretariat is in Lahore, Pakistan and the association has country chapters in eight members of SAARC. SAWM helps women working in media to network across borders, and with international rights organizations, to assert their rights and defend their interests.