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Depp vs Heard: Depp wins his pursuit of truth in the times of cancel culture

The trial of Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard has been plastered across all social platforms, tabloids and news outlets. After six weeks of testimonies, the jury unanimously rewarded damages to both parties — against Heard for defaming Depp, and against Depp’s ex lawyer for calling Heard’s allegation a hoax. In effect, both were found culpable to a degree of defaming each other. They awarded Depp $15 million in damages from Heard, and awarded Heard $2 million from Depp.

DEFAMATION CASE / Barrister Mainul sent to jail

A Dhaka court has sent barrister Mainul Hosein to jail after rejecting his bail petition in connection with a defamation case filed by a female journalist last year.

RCBC files defamation case against Bangladesh Bank

Philippine’s Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation says it filed a defamation suit against the central bank of Bangladesh for “baseless allegation” in connection with the $81-million cyber heist three years ago.

Journo sued for ‘hurting religious sentiment’

Anis Alamgir, former editor of Daily Manabkantha, is sued for posting a “defamatory status on Facebook about his infatuation with Hindu Goddess of learning Saraswati” on January 22.

Bangladesh Protidin editor, publisher get bail in defamation case

The High Court grants an anticipatory bail to Bangla daily Bangladesh Protidin Editor Naem Nizam and its Publisher Moynal Hossain Chowdhury in a defamation case.

Defamation trial of MK Anwar stayed

Trial proceedings against BNP leader MK Anwar in a defamation case has been stayed for next six months following an order delivered by the High Court.

HC stays 10 cases against editor

The High Court yesterday stayed for three months the proceedings of 10 cases against The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam.

Star editor gets HC bail in 10 cases

The High Court yesterday granted anticipatory bail to The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam for eight weeks in 10 cases.

Comment on Joy: Defamation case filed against Khaleda

A defamation case is filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for saying that the prime minister's son Sajeeb Wazed Joy has US$300 million in a bank account.

February 24, 2016
February 24, 2016

Jhalakathi court summons Star editor

A Jhalakathi court yesterday asked Mahfuz Anam, editor and publisher of The Daily Star, to appear before it on March 31 in a defamation case.

February 23, 2016
February 23, 2016

Jhalakathi court summons Star editor Mar 31

A Jhalakathi court asks The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam to appear before it on March 31 in a defamation case.

February 23, 2016
February 23, 2016

More cases, summons against Mahfuz Anam

The Magura court that had earlier kept pending its decision on a defamation case against Mahfuz Anam yesterday ordered The Daily Star to appear before it on March 8.

February 22, 2016
February 22, 2016

3 more cases filed against Star editor

Three more defamation cases are filed against The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam in four districts.

February 19, 2016
February 19, 2016

Journos, rights activists want those withdrawn

Journalists and several rights and professional bodies yesterday demanded withdrawal of all cases filed against The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam.

February 19, 2016
February 19, 2016

Withdraw all cases

Thirty-five eminent citizens yesterday condemned the recent barrage of cases against The Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam and demanded immediate withdrawal of those.

February 19, 2016
February 19, 2016

Star editor faces 6 more lawsuits

Six more cases were filed against The Daily Star editor in six districts yesterday while a judicial magistrate in Magura didn't take a defamation suit against Mahfuz Anam into cognisance.

February 18, 2016
February 18, 2016

Fakhrul sees crisis of free-thinking

Filing of cases against The Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam has proved that the country is facing a crisis of free-thinking, says BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.

February 18, 2016
February 18, 2016

Harassment of Star editor must stop

Nine eminent citizens have expressed grave concern over the filing of more than 50 cases and issuance of summons against The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam.

February 17, 2016
February 17, 2016

Eminent citizens concerned over cases against Star editor

Nine eminent citizens express grave concern over the countrywide filing of cases and issuance of summons against the Editor and Publisher of The Daily Star Mahfuz Anam.