Nahela Nowshin

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Journalist at The Daily Star

December 28, 2018
December 28, 2018

Unjustified restrictions on media and observers

A number of extraordi-nary restrictions have been placed on journalists by the Election Commission ahead of Election Day and the extent to which the media can cover the election on December 30 remains unclear.

December 6, 2018
December 6, 2018

Aritry's deafening cry for help

Aritry Adhikary—a young life cut tragically short. Her parents probably had never imagined that their daughter would make headlines for the reasons that she did.

November 13, 2018
November 13, 2018

The charade of Myanmar's 'political will'

The atmosphere filled with outrage and calls for justice for the Rohingya people a year ago seems to have largely subsided.

October 28, 2018
October 28, 2018

Dissolution of separate children's tribunals is a severe blow for children's rights

Last week a certain develop-ment seemed to have gone largely unnoticed amongst the flurry of news about political rallies, the drama unfolding on the world stage over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi,

October 22, 2018
October 22, 2018

Transport owners, insurers need to be held liable for a lasting change: Catherine Masud

On the occasion of the National Road Safety Day today, noted filmmaker Catherine Masud talks to Nahela Nowshin of The Daily Star about her own journey of navigating the justice system, what the recent student-led road safety movement has achieved, and the shortcomings of the recently passed Road Transport Act 2018.

October 18, 2018
October 18, 2018

Why internet access is not enough

Bangladesh is now among the top five countries in Asia when it comes to internet usage, according to Internet World Stats, a website that compiles international population, travel, and internet market research statistics.

October 3, 2018
October 3, 2018

Killing the environment

A recent World Bank report—an environmental analysis of Bangladesh—should erase any remaining doubts about the critical level that environmental pollution has reached in the country.

September 8, 2018
September 8, 2018

A travesty of justice

The sentencing of two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison by Myanmar should enrage anyone who cares about basic human rights and press freedom. Not only was it a gross miscarriage of justice but also yet another reminder of Myanmar's obstinate determination to prevent or punish anyone for unmasking the brutality unleashed on its Rohingya minority.

September 3, 2018
September 3, 2018

Understanding the rise in divorce in Bangladesh

A divorce takes place every hour in Dhaka. This was one of the startling findings in an exclusive report published by Prothom Alo recently. The report states that in the last seven years, the divorce rate application has increased by a massive 34 percent throughout the country according to data compiled by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).

July 5, 2018
July 5, 2018

When does development equal freedom?

In the more than four decades since independence, Bangladesh has made remarkable strides on many fronts. It is no longer the “basket case” as Henry Kissinger, former US secretary of state, had dismissively remarked about the newborn country in 1971.