Dhaka Union of Journalists

The Dhaka Union of Journalists is a trade union of journalists based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1][2] Shaban Mahmud is the union's president and Sohel Haider Chowdhury is its general secretary.[3] The union monitors freedom of speech and violence against journalists in Bangladesh.[4]

Full nameDhaka Union of Journalists
Key peopleShaban Mahmud, President
Sohel Haider Chowdhury, General Secretary
Office locationDhaka, Bangladesh


The Dhaka Union of Journalists was founded in 1947.[5] It had called for wages to be increased for journalists in ninth wage board.[6][7] In 2017, the union protested against the section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology Act.[8]


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  4. ^ Jones, Derek (2001). Censorship: A World Encyclopedia. Routledge. p. 178. ISBN 9781136798641.
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  6. ^ "Journos threaten demo on Aug 16 for new pay scale". The Daily Star. 11 August 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Journalists issue ultimatum for the 9th wage board". dhakatribune.com. Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  8. ^ "BFUJ, DUJ leaders for scrapping of section 57". The Daily Star. 6 August 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2018.