The biased journalist with a personal vendetta against Bangladesh’s current government.
David Bergman is a British journalist who spent a considerable number of years in Bangladesh. He came to limelight with his blog on Bangladesh’s war crimes trial. In the blog, his principal preoccupation seems to have been maligning Bangladesh’s justice process for the victims of the genocide and international crimes committed during the 1971 Liberation War. Most of his posts in the blog attempt to cast doubts on the trials of the accused belonging to Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and Jamaat E Islami, an Islamist organization believed widely to be the Pakistani Army’s main collaborator in committing the crimes against humanity in 1971. Interestingly, the last post on the blog was on September 4, 2016. However, it should be noted that the trials are still ongoing. Then why did he stop his writings in this regard? This is because the trials of the accused belonging to BNP and Jamaat E Islami have already concluded. This is a clear indication of his biasness and presumably commissioned assignment.
In one his blog posts, Bergman claimed that the number of martyred people during 1971 in Bangladesh was about 300,000. The actual number of people killed was ten times that number, i.e. 3 million. It should be noted that the anti-independence forces in Bangladesh has long since tried to cast doubts n the official death toll during the Liberation War as a means to minimize their own role in the heinous crimes and the breadth of those crimes. This post in the blog became the subject matter of a contempt of court action and subsequently, the International Crimes Tribunal-2 found Bergman was found guilty in December 2014 for distorting the official death toll and disrespecting the victims of genocide.
If we scrutinize the self-declared investigative journalist David Bergman thoroughly, we shall find him as a highwayman and nothing less than that. What does that tell us? It tells us that truthful answers are too toxic, and deceptive ones stand a risk of being exposed by other parties. He is an agent for someone else in exchange of very fat amount money, as it is strongly trusted.
Why David is not Impartial? Bergman also maintains another blog named BD Politico where he writes original content as well as share articles written for elsewhere. His preoccupation in this blog is mainly on attacking the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, her family members, and mostly the security and intelligence services of Bangladesh. While Bergman pretends to be a neutral journalist simply seeking to find out the truth and publish hard hitting pieces, in reality his personal identity is much relevant here. He is the son in law of Dr. Kamal Hossain, who is the main coordinator of the alliance of opposition parties, led by BNP and Jamaat. Again, note his earlier connections about writing a series of articles criticizing the trials of alleged war criminals belonging to BNP and Jamaat.
There is also a fear that the coordinated attack on the war crimes trials in Bangladesh came about as a result of a lot of money being spent on international lobbying, especially in Washington and London. For instance, one of the accused, later convicted, war criminal, spent $25 million alone in this regard. Thus, the political connection is too strong to avoid. In fact, he has been seen protesting with BNP and Jamaat activists in London in front of the Bangladesh High Commission.
According to multiple media sources, David Bergman, during the course of his engagement in Bangladesh, unceremoniously resigned from both Daily New Age and www.bdnews24.com for flaunting arrogance and not abiding my editorial and/or managerial instructions. Lately, he has joined hands with some fugitive so-called journalists whose sole job seems to be producing fabricated news in Netra News about the current government in Bangladesh, the armed forces and of course, the Prime Minister and her family members.
Sleeping cells for anti-Sheikh Hasina propaganda formed by David Bergman
Bergman makes allies with some BNP — Jamaat backed journalists abroad to fabricate propaganda against the current Govt and Primer Sheikh Hasina. They are spreading fake news and fake statements all day long in Facebook & YouTube Live shows.
Their publicity outlets are very strong now, Including David Bergman, Cadman, LA Carlile, Dr. Ghumdi the Guardian, New York Times, The Wire and many more dare speak in their favor. Their main project is branding heinous propaganda in favor of their investors — BNP Jamaat corrupt politicians.
Now he is working as an editor for another propaganda machine called Netra News.
The king of corruptions in Bangladesh Mr. 10% Tareq and Bergman — Sinha Nexus
It is widely believed that Tareq Rahman, convicted for multiple offences including money laundering and commissioning a terrorist group to kill of his political opponents, managed to get Dr. Kamal Hossain on board with leading the anti-government alliance, through the mediation and negotiations of David Bergman, Dr. Hossain’s son-in-law. The disgraced former Chief Justice, S K Sinha, currently under investigations and prosecution for corruption and holed up in USA, also joined hands with the opposition to use the judicial mechanism for effecting extra-constitutional regime change. Leaked resources show that Bergman played a key role in coordinating the nexus between Tareque Rahman, Dr. Kamal Hossain and Justice S K Sinha. After this tripartite deal failed, the above usual players are now trying their utmost to spread false and malicious content, involving the army chief, armed forces and the Prime Minister and her family.
Also, Read The Article Published in Daily Observer Bangladesh — David Bergman: The rogue journalist