Mahfuz Anam

THE THIRD VIEW

Editor and publisher, The Daily Star

December 3, 2021
December 3, 2021

Column by Mahfuz Anam: Our killer roads - Students have once again raised a vital issue

Just as we are making news as a role model of development, we are also attracting global attention as perhaps the only country in the world where school students need to demonstrate on the streets...

December 1, 2021
December 1, 2021

Commentary by Mahfuz Anam: Khaleda Zia’s Medical Condition - Moment for PM’s magnanimity

When it comes to the BNP is it at all possible for the ruling party to see it through any other prism but political? Can the decision to allow Khaleda Zia to go abroad for medical treatment be seen...

November 13, 2021
November 13, 2021

Commentary by Mahfuz Anam: Honourable judge, we respectfully but vehemently beg to differ

Judge Mosammat Kamrunnahar, of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-7, found all the five accused “not guilty” in the rape case of two university students filed with Banani Police...

November 12, 2021
November 12, 2021

Column by Mahfuz Anam: Why is public convenience an alien concept for our decision-makers?

Starting from unannounced road blocks forcing commuters into hours of traffic congestion, to making important arterial roads off limits for visiting foreign guests, to cutting off gas and power for...

November 5, 2021
November 5, 2021

Column by Mahfuz Anam: Our team at T20 World Cup - A metaphor of present-day Bangladesh politics

At the very start, I say with as much vehemence as I am capable of that a game is a game is a game.

October 29, 2021
October 29, 2021

Editor’s Note

The pandemic has had a severe impact on the global economy just as it has had on ours. Thanks to massive financial assistance in various forms from the government, the economy is back on track...

October 29, 2021
October 29, 2021

Column by Mahfuz Anam: 50 years of journalism and the way forward

When we refer to our glorious period of journalism, we usually mean the pre-liberation period. Ironically, compared to today, the media was at its most rudimentary stage at that time.

October 22, 2021
October 22, 2021

Column by Mahfuz Anam: Imbibing 1971 values in our post-liberation generation

Never on the soil of independent Bangladesh would anyone ever have to suffer because of his or her religion.

October 15, 2021
October 15, 2021

Column by Mahfuz Anam: History within Covers

The contribution of the Daily Ittefaq to the formation of our nationhood is well-known. Its editor-publisher, Tofazzal Hossain Manik Miah, remains an icon of journalism in this part of the world,...

October 8, 2021
October 8, 2021

Column by Mahfuz Anam: Elections - déjà vu or a move forward

Our next election is not due for two years—at the end of 2023. For many countries, it is too early to talk about it. But not in our case. To hold a proper election, there will be endless talks,...