The Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) has demanded to impose a ban on the broadcast of Qatar-based Al Jazeera in Bangladesh accusing it of serving an anti-national vested group's interest by tarnishing Bangladesh's image at the international level.
A BFUJ statement, signed by its President Molla Jalal and acting general secretary Abdul Mazid, in this regard was sent to the media on Friday.
BFUJ, an organisation of journalists, condemned and protested the continuous "yellow journalism" of the Al Jazeera.
They said Al Jazeera has been banned in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Egypt for allegedly working for the Muslim Brotherhood, assisting terrorism, inciting extremism and violence, and plotting to overthrow the government.
"We demand Al Jazeera's ban for its attempt to tarnish Bangladesh's bright image abroad," the statement read.
They also urged all other journalists' organisations in the country to raise their voice against such anti-national plots.