Kamal Ahmed

February 26, 2022
February 26, 2022

DSA took away Mushtaq

Writer Mushtaq Ahmed paid the ultimate price for his freedom of expression, and it’s a matter of shame for us all that it happened in the year of the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence.

February 15, 2022
February 15, 2022

Democracy’s digital challenge

At the beginning of the current millennium, the world celebrated the visible empowerment of citizens through digital technology due to emergence of social media platforms and search engines.

February 11, 2022
February 11, 2022

When politics is all about partying

The one issue dominating British politics for weeks is nothing other than the partying going on at the heart of the government, at 10 Downing Street, the office-cum-residence of the prime minister.

February 1, 2022
February 1, 2022

The CEC’s pre-poll slumber and the question of ballot stuffing

Can anyone remember such degradation of a constitutional body like what our Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda has done?

January 22, 2022
January 22, 2022

What can we expect from the Search Committee law?

The sudden approval of a draft Election Commission law by the cabinet certainly gives the government and the ruling party a powerful public relation tool, as they can claim they have done what no other party even attempted in the last 50 years.

January 4, 2022
January 4, 2022

Journalists should be worried about DSA exceptionalism

The extraordinary assurance that no journalist will be arrested immediately under the Digital Security Act (DSA) without a summon seems to be an attractive solution to the concerns and fears created by its random abuse to suppress critical voices in the media.

December 31, 2021
December 31, 2021

UP elections remind us why we need a political consensus

It seems that some of us are quite intrigued by the results of the Union Parishad (UP) elections that show official nominees of the ruling party, Awami League, having lost in a big way.

December 21, 2021
December 21, 2021

Misleading analysis of US sanctions must be avoided

Bangladesh’s elite law enforcement force, the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab), which has been subjected to a sanction by the US, has now been applauded by the same government for its role in tackling terrorism, according to some media reports.

November 28, 2021
November 28, 2021

‘Bloodstained’ UP elections and the CEC’s alternative truth

Video footage and reports have been emerging daily on both traditional and social media exposing how violent and intimidating our elections have become.

November 23, 2021
November 23, 2021

What the racism scandal of English cricket tells us

When Indian-born Muslim cricketer Nasser Hussain captained the England team, no one could have imagined that after nearly two decades, the game would be facing a storm of this magnitude and compel the wider society to confront one of the most sensitive issues: racism.