Tasneem Khalil, blogger, journalist taken into custody and released
One of my blogger friends is originally from Bangladesh. We somehow 'connected' through our shared 'bloggers against torture' and I admire his writing, his intelligent analysis and his knowledge. As a son of a former diplomat, it's no wonder that he is such a great online reporter, even though it is not his 'real' job.. (I wished)
Recently, Bangladesh got overtaken by a military coup, and a prominent journalist, Tasneem Khalil, got taken in for interrogation and after some nail biting hours, released..
look for the "Bangladesh Chronicles" from Mash, aka docstrangelove
Check out the story behind Tasneem Kahlil
Read here the write up at global voices online
Also, a great overview is the BBC news chronology of Bangladesh
PS, I just realized that in my allergy medicine induced haze, it looks as if I am talking about Tasneem being my blogger friend. No such thing..I was talking about Mash! ...gotta crawl into bed now..