Mahfuz Anam

January 20, 2023
January 20, 2023

Mahfuz Anam Writes: In ‘Smart Bangladesh,’ how smart is it to kill our rivers?

As if in vengeance we have been ferociously and relentlessly destroying our rivers in, what can only be termed as, a suicidal streak.

December 22, 2022
December 22, 2022

Shahnaz Rahman among top taxpayers

The tax authority yesterday announced Transcom Group Chairman Shahnaz Rahman, The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam, and Prothom Alo Editor Matiur Rahman as top taxpayers for fiscal 2021-22.

December 21, 2022
December 21, 2022

Mahfuz Anam, Matiur Rahman among top taxpayers

The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam and Prothom Alo Editor Matiur Rahman have been named as the top taxpayers in the journalist category for the seventh consecutive year.

August 12, 2022
August 12, 2022
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?

May 19, 2022
May 19, 2022

PM’s remarks: The Daily Star editor explains

Yesterday, Wednesday, 18th May, during her speech marking her homecoming from exile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made a reference to me.

April 8, 2022
April 8, 2022

Column by Mahfuz Anam: Pakistan, Sri Lanka and lessons for Bangladesh

Two important members of our South Asian community stand as examples of how not to run a country.

March 28, 2020
March 28, 2020

Commentary by Mahfuz Anam: Story of a ‘circular’ and its withdrawal

We condemn the official who issued it, commend the one who withdrew it and ask the question why was it necessary?

March 19, 2019
March 19, 2019

'Hatred' is the new terror

The attack on Twin Towers by Al Qaeda launched the so-called “war on terror”. The massacre of 50 innocent worshippers in Christchurch should now trigger a global “war on hatred”. If the jihadists needed to be reined in, and correctly so, the white supremacists need to be stopped with equal vigour and urgency.

March 7, 2019
March 7, 2019

'There's an attack on all forms of intelligence' - Arundhati Roy

"Ultimately, in the long run, whether we win or lose, we are not going to be on their side. So we might as well do what we have to do as well as we can."