freedom of speech in Bangladesh

A repackaged DSA brings renewed worries

Government must address concerns raised by the media, rights defenders

We need a vibrant library culture

National Book Centre must do a better job to fulfil its mandate

A blatant disregard for rights treaties

The Digital Security Act must go, before it inflicts further harm

Why the DSA should be scrapped

A major weakness of the law is its inconsistency with the other existing laws.

So long as DSA exists, free and fair elections are impossible

Whether or not Bangladesh can salvage its image as a democracy will entirely depend on how the next election is conducted.

Heed UN’s call for moratorium on DSA use

A law used only to punish critics has no place in democracy

This lawfare against the press must stop

Prothom Alo incident exposes a deeply upsetting approach to press freedom

An ‘Adarsha’ upheld

HC’s order to give Adarsha Prokashoni a stall in the Boi Mela a promising development

Today’s readers, tomorrow’s leaders

Authorities must take better care of public and private libraries

January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023

Clarification, or admission of guilt?

The worst part in the academy's attempt to clear the air is the admission in its statement that it had not read the alleged offending book before deciding to exclude its publisher from the exhibition.

January 18, 2023
January 18, 2023

How can breaching citizens’ privacy be lawful?

We should be concerned about the deployment of surveillance tech without any judicial oversight

January 6, 2023
January 6, 2023

Dwindling university autonomy in Bangladesh

Our recently published study has found several alarming factors contributing to declining academic freedom in the universities of Bangladesh.

December 20, 2022
December 20, 2022

Why are our digital laws so troublesome?

Regulation should not mean suppression of freedom of speech and thought.

December 11, 2022
December 11, 2022

Journalists need regular salaries, institutional support, says Nadeem Qadir at book launch

Qadir’s book includes insight on the origins and evolution of journalism in Bangladesh, firsthand experiences of journalists who have struggled and resigned from large media houses, research and case studies, and proposed solutions.  

December 10, 2022
December 10, 2022

Why politicians should study human rights

For human rights advocates, 2022 has been a catastrophic year.

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