bloggers

Motion Timeline: 29 killings in 4 years

Since 2013, at least 29 secular activists, publishers, minorities and advocates of free thinking have been killed in grisly attacks, which are believed to be works of militants. Trial for only one such brutal attack has been completed so far.

May 5, 2016
May 5, 2016

Govt displeased with anti-religion bloggers, their killers: Minister

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today says the government is not pleased with “bloggers who demean religion” and the people who are killing them.

May 2, 2016
May 2, 2016

Motion Timeline: 29 killings in 4 years

Since 2013, at least 29 secular activists, publishers, minorities and advocates of free thinking have been killed in grisly attacks, which are believed to be works of militants. Trial for only one such brutal attack has been completed so far.

April 16, 2016
April 16, 2016

Writing against religion won't be tolerated: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said hurting religious sentiments of others by writing something is not acceptable.

April 12, 2016
April 12, 2016

US reaffirms shelter for bloggers, secular activists

The United States has reaffirmed shelter for Bangladeshi bloggers and secular activists in view of the attacks and killings on the group in the South-Asian country. A spokesperson says US' Homeland Security will consider visa requests for bloggers and secular activists on "humanitarian parole".

February 1, 2016
February 1, 2016

Special security for writers, bloggers

The much-awaited month-long book fair "Amar Ekushey Granthamela-2016” begins today at Bangla Academy and Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital.

January 31, 2016
January 31, 2016

Book fair: Cops to provide spl security to writers, bloggers

Law enforcers will provide “special security” to writers, bloggers and visitors at the Ekushey Book Fair if they ask for it, the Dhaka Metropolitan Police says.

January 1, 2016
January 1, 2016

CPJ welcomes blogger Rajib murder convictions

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) welcomes convictions in the case of Bangladeshi blogger Rajib Haider, who was hacked to death in February 2013.

December 29, 2015
December 29, 2015

110 journalists killed in 2015, says Reporters Without Borders

A total of 110 journalists are killed around the world in 2015, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Tuesday, warning that more were being deliberately targeted for their work in supposedly peaceful countries.

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.

December 2, 2015
December 2, 2015

'Save voices of Bangladeshi free thinkers'

Rafida Ahmed Banya, the widow of Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy, urges the international community to come forward to help save the voices of Bangladeshi journalists, writers, bloggers, and publishers and help them maintain a healthy secular society.