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Photojournalist Shahidul Alam Vows to Continue Fight

Award-winning photojournalist Shahidul Alam was arrested and jailed for 107 days in his home country of Bangladesh last year for criticizing how the government there handled protesters. Alam doesn’t regret his statements and is fighting to voice his thoughts.

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Shahidul Alam, an award-winning photojournalist from Bangladesh, was arrested last year after criticizing the government's deadly crackdown against protestors. He was jailed for 107 days before being granted bail in November. Alam recently received an award from the International Center of Photography in New York. He doesn’t regret his comments and says more American journalists should be critical of the government.