bloggers

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...

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,...

November 2, 2015
November 2, 2015

UK minister concerned over attacks on publishers

UK Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Hugo Swire expresses deep concern over the attacks on publishers and bloggers in Bangladesh.

August 19, 2015
August 19, 2015

Open letter urges arrest of ‘blogger-killers’

Following a string of brutal “machete” murders of Bangladeshi bloggers, an open letter today calls upon the Bangladeshi government to stop “victim-blaming” the bloggers and focus on catching the...

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 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.

August 12, 2015
August 12, 2015

Protect bloggers, prosecute those targeting free speech: HRW

Human Rights Watch urges Bangladesh government to declare an unequivocal commitment to free speech instead of proposing self-censorship.

August 10, 2015
August 10, 2015

Opinion: Is this rule of law?

Human rights leaders are blaming the long pervasive culture of impunity as one of the major reasons for the gruesome killings of children and bloggers.