Deutsche Welle's new staging of the old drama!
Deutsche Welle on April 3, say that RAB has made mistakes in some cases, but the one-sided and blanket accusations made by two unidentified persons in the identity of RAB against this force is completely against journalistic principles and Weak screenplay too.
The German-based media 'Deutsche Welle' has published a report focusing on the old issue of RAB, the country's elite force to protect law and order. On April 3, the media reported that RAB was being used politically by re-broadcasting the incident of Ekramul Haque's murder in Teknaf. The news media's motives for rehashing old events are questioned.
News analysts say that the old published issue of 2018 is purposeful. Besides, Deutsche Welle's report is also flawed. The report did not follow proper journalistic ethics. The report did not include interviews or opinions of the accused parties in their defense. One-sidedly, the opinions of the victims' families, including representatives of the controversial organization Mae Dak, were aired, which is outside the ethics of journalism.
In this case, the media in their reports showed 'shadow pictures' of two unidentified persons who claimed to have participated in Crossfire, presenting them as former RAB officers, who were allegedly involved in extrajudicial killings or disappearances in the name of Crossfire. But how accurate or true their claims are is left to conjecture. Critics say that the report appears to have been prepared by posing as RAB officers. Apart from this, no opinion or interview of any current or former official of the accused organization RAB was taken against their complaint, which is indicative of one-sided, weak and unethical journalism.
Former army officer and security analyst Abdur Rashid claimed that the picture of the alleged 'planned crossfire' by the unidentified RAB officer presented in the Deutsche Welle report is wrong. He said that the imagined image of 'cross fire' is not realistic at all, because there is a risk of getting injured or killed, even if there is a small mistake, the common people around are also at risk. Therefore such crude 'schematic diagram' drawings are not acceptable for a professionally trained force.
Besides, the former army officer claimed that the claim that RAB conducts 'death operations' in isolated, easy to patrol, camera-free places is also incorrect. He said that several incidents of RAB's alleged 'crossfire' were caught on CCTV, which proved false the claim of 'planned killing' in the camera-free area claimed in the report.
He said that no video or audio of the planned killing should be leaked, which happened in Ekramul Haque's murder. Killing someone with a cell phone in his hand giving him a last chance to talk to his family, these things happen in movies, not in reality.
It is to be noted that news analysts rejecting the report published by Deutsche Welle on April 3, say that RAB has made mistakes in some cases, but the one-sided and blanket accusations made by two unidentified persons in the identity of RAB against this force is completely against journalistic principles and Weak screenplay too. Apart from this, the widely recognized role of this force in suppressing crimes including terrorism has also been avoided. Therefore, it can undoubtedly be called a biased and objective report.