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.

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...

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...

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...

November 1, 2015
November 1, 2015

Freethinking Mauled Once Again

In what appeared to be synchronised attacks on publishers of slain secularist writer-blogger Avijit Roy, unknown assailants hacked to death Faisal Arefin Dipan of Jagriti Prokashani and critically...

October 31, 2015
October 31, 2015

Gonojagoron demo tomorrow

Following the brutal attacks on country’s publishers that killed one and injured three others, leaders of Gonojagoron Mancha calls for a countrywide demonstration tomorrow.

August 19, 2015
August 19, 2015

Free speech under attack as never before: HRW

Human Rights Watch today observed that the free speech in Bangladesh is under attack as never before in the country.

August 18, 2015
August 18, 2015

Blogger killings: 'Mastermind' held in Dhaka

Law enforcers claim to have arrested three militants of Ansarullah Bangla Team from Dhaka including the mastermind of Avijit Roy and Ananta Bijoy killings.

August 17, 2015
August 17, 2015

Erosion of trust on police

The report in this newspaper yesterday about how the bloggers are losing trust in the law enforcing agencies regarding their capability and indeed willingness to provide them with the minimum of...

August 13, 2015
August 13, 2015

No time to shilly shally

Five bloggers have been killed in the last five years. And except for the alleged killers of Ahmed Rajiv Haider, no others have been brought to justice yet.