The imprisonment of Bangladesh’s most respected photojournalist illustrates the country’s drift toward autocracy.
On Aug. 5, Shahidul Alam, the acclaimed Bangladeshi photojournalist, was dragged from his home by around 30 plainclothes policemen and taken into custody. The policemen...Read more about Who Is Afraid of Shahidul Alam?
The scenes in Dhaka over the past week, leadingto the outrageous arrest and torture of one of Bangladesh’s greatest chroniclers, Shahidul Alam, highlight three crucial aspects about Bangladesh. One, that the powerful don’t like criticism and target witnesses first; two, that aroused students...Read more about Opinion: When a witness is arrested in Bangladesh
A report published by Daily Star on December 01, 2017 reported that according to Google’s record a total of 40 million people actively use the internet in Bangladesh. Out of that 40 million users, 35% access it every day. A majority of that
The April 2013 Rana Plaza collapse, which resulted in the death of more than 1,125 people working in garment factories in the building, drew widespread attention to hazardous labour conditions in the export garment-manufacturing industry in Bangladesh. Five years later, two international...Read more about Beyond Third-party Monitoring: Post-Rana Plaza Interventions
In January, U.S. secretary of defense James Mattis articulated the case for viewing environmental and national security as interrelated, arguing that “the effects of a changing climate—such as increased maritime access to the Arctic, rising sea levels, desertification, among others—impact our...Read more about Bangladesh’s Climate Change Challenge
On 14 September, an Indian Air Force aircraft landed in Chittagong with 53 tonnes of relief materials, including food, salt, cooking oil and mosquito nets. The delivery was meant to help Bangladesh cope with the vast influx of Rohingyas—a minority community in Myanmar that is facing large-scale...Read more about The Reluctant Philanthropist: India’s untenable position on the Rohingya crisis
By Steve George, CNN
Updated 12:06 PM ET, Fri September 1, 2017
(CNN )In rural areas across northern Bangladesh families are preparing to mark Eid al-Adha, one of the holiest dates on the Muslim calendar....Read more about A third of Bangladesh under water as flood devastation widens
Bangladesh, unlike its neighbour India, has maintained a low profile for the outside world. However, contrary to its image, the political-economic significance of Bangladesh is actually huge. To start with, the country happens to be the eighth most populous nation-state in the world with a vast...Read more about Bangladesh's Current Crisis: Globalisation Threatens Secular Ethos of the Country
On 20 December last year, the Bengali language daily Prothom Alo published a statement signed by a group of 50 prominent individuals (one revoked her position a day later). It expressed concern over the effects on freedom of expression of the guilty judgment issued by Bangladesh’s International...Read more about Unspoken and Unspeakable