Mohammad Ali Arafat, the newly appointed state minister for information and broadcasting, in an exclusive interview with The Daily Star.
However bright our past may be, there is an urgent need to further strengthen public confidence in journalism.
A closer examination reveals the existence of substantial limitations to freedom of expression in Bangladesh.
It is our moral duty to condemn the arrest of Samsuzzaman Shams and demand his immediate release.
It is a matter of great misfortune, as well as of disappointment and uncertainty, that democracy in Bangladesh is practically absent now.