Mahfuz Anam

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."

November 1, 2018
November 1, 2018

25 years of incredible journey of The Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam

The Daily Star celebrates Mahfuz Anam's spectacular journey of 25 years with the newspaper as its editor.

December 5, 2017
December 5, 2017

Desperately missing his guidance in this era of press bashing

It was my grand privilege to have succeeded our founding editor SM Ali in November 1993. Journalism has undergone dramatic transformation in these last 24 years, regrettably not all for the better.

August 3, 2017
August 3, 2017

Take the SC's comments to heart

We hope that instead of a knee-jerk reaction, the present ruling leadership will see the merit of the criticisms made and do their own homework so that all the vital organs of our constitution can work together and establish a functional state under law.

June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016

HC stays 10 cases against editor

The High Court yesterday stayed for three months the proceedings of 10 cases against The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam.