Bangladesh bloggers

Year full of attacks

It started with individuals. Then shrines, mosques and temples started to become their targets while the attacks on secular and religious individuals continues.

June 17, 2016
June 17, 2016

CPJ lauds arrest of Tutul 'attacker'

The Committee to Protect Journalists praises the arrest of a suspect who took part in the killing attempt on publisher Ahmedur Rashid Tutul last year.

December 27, 2015
December 27, 2015

Year full of attacks

It started with individuals. Then shrines, mosques and temples started to become their targets while the attacks on secular and religious individuals continues.

December 22, 2015
December 22, 2015

HR groups call on US to grant asylum to Bangladesh bloggers

A coalition of human rights groups calls on the USA to grant temporary visas to secular writers from Bangladesh after a series of bloody attacks by Islamist militants.

November 24, 2015
November 24, 2015

Refusing to succumb to fear

The question we must be asking ourselves now is what this new fear means for our literary and intellectual culture in the bigger picture. It means the demise of whatever we have achieved in the past four and a half decades since our independence.

November 18, 2015
November 18, 2015

3 held over blogger Niloy murder

Detectives yesterday arrested three persons for their alleged involvement in killing blogger Niladri Chattopadhyay Niloy.

November 16, 2015
November 16, 2015

Hope is hollow on its own

I have been silent for a while. Because I refuse to react to the brutality of the world around us, I prefer to respond. And I wanted to wait till things passed.

November 4, 2015
November 4, 2015

‘I feel insecure, like I felt in 1971’

Four days into the murder of publisher Dipan, his father Prof Abul Quasem Fazlul Huq says he feels insecure as he had felt during the nine months of Bangladesh’s 1971 Liberation War.

November 4, 2015
November 4, 2015

Neither 'isolated' nor tolerable

The politics of manipulating the religion card and the denial of responsibility of the state to ensure citizens' basic rights have put the country in a situation, from where there is no immediate return.

November 3, 2015
November 3, 2015

It must be stopped

Emboldened by the government's lack of action, the extremists will eventually expand their attacks on liberals, politicians, journalists, writers and anyone who disagrees with their views and approach.

November 2, 2015
November 2, 2015

Analysis: Distasteful comments

Should we call them unthinking or distasteful or outcome of politics overpowering ethics, tastes and values? Yes, we are talking about what the politicians and ministers are saying about the recent attacks on publishers and freethinkers.