Meer Ahsan Habib

The writer is a communication for development professional. He can be reached at riyadh_ju@yahoo.com

April 7, 2020
April 7, 2020

Online Exclusive: Will Covid-19 lead to a novel road of economic thinking?

Never before in the known history of human civilisation has the state agreed to pay the wages of those at risk of losing their jobs. Never before have they ordered social distancing.

February 12, 2020
February 12, 2020

Coronavirus and the deadly cost of state censorship

From its epicentre in China’s Wuhan, the deadly novel coronavirus has spread across the globe at tremendous speed, taking a heavy toll on human life.

January 18, 2020
January 18, 2020

Localised Digital Service Tax: Points to ponder

Global trade is being disrupted by the tax disputes over technology giants who mostly operate from Silicon Valley.

January 11, 2020
January 11, 2020

Taxing the technology giants

There is little doubt that technology will drive everything in the coming days. The developed world is witnessing an artificial intelligence-driven transformation of technology, earlier than us—but...

November 2, 2019
November 2, 2019

Muzzle me not, no impunity

Each year journalists, news media and supporters of free and independent journalism across the world celebrate November 2 as a red-letter day for journalism.

October 12, 2019
October 12, 2019

Abrar killing: When democracy fails to deliver

The beauty of democracy is that it provides space to anyone; irrespective of the social or economic status of a person they can assume power and with it can do an enormous number of good things...

February 15, 2019
February 15, 2019

Good governance: How the media and the public see it

The world at present is encountering remarkable challenges in promoting governance, democracy, transparency, press freedom and

November 23, 2017
November 23, 2017

Forcing internet giants to pay tax

If the influence of Google and Facebook continues to grow at this pace and regulators let them get away without giving a fair share of their income to the regulators and publishers, we will be...

October 1, 2017
October 1, 2017

A victim of an ugly conspiracy?

The judicial probe report by the chief judicial magistrate of Dhaka was submitted before the same court in January this year. While we are still waiting to know its contents, we cannot help but...

August 3, 2017
August 3, 2017

Rape, impunity and power: 18 years after the anti-rape movement at JU

The Banani rape case that took place in March this year is yet another example of how our faulty system tends to work in favour of the criminal. The media's exposure of these crimes helped the...