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May 20, 2022
May 20, 2022

Column by Mahfuz Anam: Why are there so many laws against free media?

With the numerous laws that already exist to regulate—or better still, suppress—the media, and the diligence with which new ones are being prepared, one would think that of all the areas that need fixing, our government expects the journalists to be “fixed” first. But why?

July 6, 2018
July 6, 2018

A win for free media

She was labelled as “the enemy of state” much in the style of Ibsen's famous play “An Enemy of the People” by the Malaysian

May 12, 2016
May 12, 2016

US Media: Free but not trustworthy?

Turning news into entertainment not only benefits the corporations financially but also help ruling elites maintain the status quo...

April 20, 2016
April 20, 2016

RSF expresses serious concern over freedom of expression in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has moved two notches up to 144th position among 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index-2016 prepared by Reporters Sans Frontières. But the Paris-based advocacy group voices serious concern over the state of freedom of expression in Bangladesh.

February 22, 2016
February 22, 2016

ANN calls for withdrawal of cases against Star editor

The Asia News Network (ANN) demands for immediate withdrawal of the cases filed against The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam, calling it an act of harassment and intimidation against the media in Bangladesh.

February 22, 2016
February 22, 2016

Where do we stand?

There is hardly any need to emphasise the importance of free media for democratic functioning in Bangladesh.

February 19, 2016
February 19, 2016

'Attempt to crush independent media'

It can seem a bit self-righteous when journalists write about the importance of freedom of the press, a bit like a chef celebrating the virtues of a fancy meal or a hairdresser extolling the importance of a new haircut.

February 9, 2016
February 9, 2016

Free media vital for democracy

The power of the press always overcomes the power to suppress, former Amnesty International chief Irene Z Khan has said.

August 3, 2015
August 3, 2015

Journo missing in West Bengal (video)

A journalist of an Indian Bangla daily goes missing near his home in Alipurduar district of West Bengal.

May 4, 2015
May 4, 2015

Expanding media

The media is expanding which points to an increasing diversity and volume of information and visuals. Governments tend to equate rising flow of information with free flow of information. A line needs to be drawn there.