Kamal Ahmed

April 11, 2021
April 11, 2021

Do police really need to use more powerful weapons?

Recent incidents of violence, including attacks on public establishments, seem to have unnerved our police. As a result, the Inspector General of Police has instructed senior law enforcement...

March 16, 2021
March 16, 2021

Surveillance without any oversight

The launching of an On-site Identification and Verification System (OIVS) by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) is undoubtedly a significant addition of a digital tool in policing.

February 26, 2021
February 26, 2021

Celebrating the legacy of a chronicler

Can journalists be activists? This is perhaps the most troubling question every journalist has to confront while dealing with issues of public interest. Journalism is about assembling and verifying...

February 18, 2021
February 18, 2021

Embracing new forms of protest in Asia

The anti-government protests currently sweeping through South and Southeast Asia appear to have gained extraordinary strength and resilience.

January 19, 2021
January 19, 2021

Welcome recognition of Bangladeshi as first-ever ‘pollution’ refugee

The recent verdict by a French court stopping the deportation of an unnamed Bangladeshi on the grounds of deadly air pollution in Dhaka has raised eyebrows among many of us.

December 28, 2020
December 28, 2020

After a no deal scare, Brexit is finally over

It’s finally over. On Christmas Eve, when exhaustion from long haggling was about to set in, the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared, “We have taken back control of our laws and our...

December 14, 2020
December 14, 2020

EU’s new human rights regime ushers new hope

In a rare admission of the suffering caused by the targeted sanctions imposed by the United States, Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, told the media that she had lost all banking...

November 22, 2020
November 22, 2020

Covid vaccines again expose global inequity

Each time we learn about a potential Covid vaccine, there is jubilation throughout the globe. Perhaps, the most widely and closely tracked things in the world now are the most promising vaccines.

November 5, 2020
November 5, 2020

Ban GCM for claiming ownership of our coal

A controversial energy company, forced to wind down most of its operations and exposure in Bangladesh following a popular opposition from the local population, is now claiming Phulbari’s coal...

October 20, 2020
October 20, 2020

Does supporting election justify exclusion of Rohingyas?

The European Union, barely three weeks before the general election in Myanmar, held a bilateral dialogue on human rights with the regime seeking re-election.