A closer examination reveals the existence of substantial limitations to freedom of expression in Bangladesh.
A free and independent press is essential for any democratic society, and journalists must be allowed to report on issues of public interest without fear of retaliation or censorship.
Even if the outcome seems predetermined, it is essential to exercise the right to vote and make one's voice heard.
The media is often considered to be the fourth pillar of a democracy—while the other three pillars are the legislature, executive and judiciary.
The Chief Election Commissioner of the Bangladesh Election Commission (EC) has made it clear that we have an electoral system that is in many ways performing better than that of the United States.
Eleven people have so far been arrested in connection with the Noakhali gang rape. Most of the suspects were arrested within days after the video of the heinous crime landed on social media.
Installed on the boundary wall of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) located at the ever-busy Gulshan-Mohakhali Link road, the illuminating electric signboard reads “Healthcare will leap several steps forward in the Mujib Year”.
For decades, the regulatory authorities in Bangladesh have opted for the easiest path of collecting revenue by imposing additional taxes on existing products or services enjoyed by people in their everyday life.