Imrul Hossain for DOT
 The journalists yesterday threatened to boycott former Ducsu VP Nurul Haque Nur if he does not seek unconditional apology for making derogatory remarks over the mass media and spreading the mobile number of a journalist, reports Bangla Tribune.  The journalists said this from a human chain programme held on National Press Club premises.  Abu Jafar Surja, former president of Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) said that those who are sheltering Nur do not believe in the sovereignty of the country.  Previously, Editors Guild, Bangladesh, an association formed to protect editorial freedom and promote responsible journalism in the country, on Wednesday condemned the call of former Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) vice president Nurul Haque Nur to boycott some media houses, including Ekattor TV.
The platform also called upon former VP to seek apology for his stand against the mass media, says a press release.
“Ekattor Television had invited Nur at a talk show to talk about the rape allegation of a Dhaka University student. But he ignored it. He has rights to do so. But Nur’s activities on the social media with a call to boycott Ekattor TV and some other media outlets, is never acceptable,” says the press release.
”Nur has committed a crime by spreading the phone number of the reporter of Ekattor TV on Facebook, who called Nur to take part in the talk show,” it added.