Zyma Islam

March 26, 2022
March 26, 2022

New draft social media, OTT regulation: Why we should be worried

The Digital Security Act (DSA) has been proven repeatedly to criminalise the online activity of citizens, using flimsy criteria.

March 25, 2022
March 25, 2022

Personal data protection bill draft: Law enforcers won’t have to comply

The Information and Communication Technology Division has finalised the draft of the Personal Data Protection Bill and is preparing to place it before the cabinet for approval.

March 15, 2022
March 15, 2022

Ecommerce scam victims: Majority would never get their money back

In the history of Ponzi schemes, there is no example of equitable justice. There is only one outcome: the house of cards comes crashing down, the mastermind is hauled off to jail, and the victims...

March 13, 2022
March 13, 2022

Not much done since Accord left

When Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh closed its operations in the country in May 2020, more than 1,000 RMG units were “running behind schedule” in becoming “fully safe”.

February 26, 2022
February 26, 2022

What does it mean to 'hurt' a religious sentiment?

There’s a fine line between combating hate speech and being intolerant of differences in opinions and viewpoints.

February 20, 2022
February 20, 2022

3 years of Churihatta blaze: Back in trade stained with blood

On this day three years ago, 71 people lost their lives in a devastating explosion originating from chemicals illegally stored in Wahed Mansion in Old Dhaka.

February 8, 2022
February 8, 2022

Another gag on media, free speech?

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has drafted a regulation to clamp down on what it deems the ugly side of social media and streaming services.

February 6, 2022
February 6, 2022

Under OC Pradeep: Teknaf shook with ‘crossfire’ horror

Several victims of the suspended officer-in-charge of Teknaf police station Pradeep Kumar Das gave testimonies against him during the murder trial of Major (retd.) Sinha Rashed Mohammad Khan.

February 1, 2022
February 1, 2022

‘Shootout’ justice: The first, at long last

This is the first time in the country any law enforcer, let alone five, has been brought to book by a court for staging a “shootout”.

January 27, 2022
January 27, 2022

Proposed EC bill doesn’t ensure one’s impartiality

Dr Badiul Alam Majumder, secretary of Shushashoner Jonno Nagorik (SHUJAN), discusses how the new Election Commission bill undercuts the ultimate exercise of democracy, in a conversation with Zyma...