freedom of speech

May 3, 2022
May 3, 2022

World Press Freedom Day: Speak now or forever hold your tongue

Essentially, if someone expresses a critical view of the achievement of Bangladesh’s Liberation War, or the country’s relationship with another nation in a Facebook status, or even in a private...

April 21, 2022
April 21, 2022

Ramadan Maghfirat: How I channelled my rage into inspiration for Sehri Tales

I channelled my hurt, anger and frustration into poetry and flash fiction that had nothing to do with my agitator and her cronies.

April 17, 2022
April 17, 2022

Draft OTT regulations: They'll be threat to free speech, says speakers at webinar

The government’s draft regulation for digital, social media and OTT platforms will be a threat to freedom of speech and people’s basic rights, experts said yesterday.

April 16, 2022
April 16, 2022

Draft regulation for digital, social media, OTTs a threat to freedom of speech: Experts

The government’s draft regulation for digital, social media and OTT platforms will be a threat to freedom of speech and curb people’s basic rights, experts said today.

February 10, 2019
February 10, 2019

CPJ demands Pakistani journo’s release

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) calls on Pakistani authorities to immediately release and drop all legal proceedings against Rizwan-ur-Rehman Razi, a TV host for Din News, a privately...

September 21, 2018
September 21, 2018

A sad day for freedom of speech

It is regrettable that the Digital Security Bill has been enacted into law in spite of the objections from all concerned. The bill effectively curtails the freedom of speech and thus the very...

October 29, 2016
October 29, 2016

Digital Security Act, 2016

The draft Digital Security Act 2016, intended to address the need for cyber-crime legislation, according to the authorities, was approved on August 22, 2016, by the Cabinet. But members of civil...

June 15, 2016
June 15, 2016

Govt repression on media on: Khaleda

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia alleges that the government has continued its repression on journalists and threats to the media.

June 9, 2016
June 9, 2016

Concern over extremism, shrinking of political space

Terming political situation in Bangladesh worrying, members of the European Parliament (EP) called for dialogue between democratic parties of the country to reach a political consensus, and for...

May 8, 2016
May 8, 2016

Pakistani activist murdered in Karachi

A prominent Pakistani journalist and human rights activist, Khurram Zaki, is shot dead in Karachi.