02/17/2022

US SANCTION ON RAB
How a coordinated misinformation campaign unfolded

Qadaruddin Shishir, A fact checker based in Bangladesh. Courtesy: New Age, https://www.newagebd.net/article/162773/how-a-coordinated-misinformation-campaign-unfolded ON FEBRUARY 1, 2022, Bangladeshis were greeted with ‘good news’ that the United States […]
02/04/2022

Whereabouts unknown: Bangladesh’s 86 disappeared men

Half of disappearances involve opposition-linked men, with sanctioned Rapid Action Battalion identified as responsible for over third of pick-ups. Netra News February 3, 2022 Half of […]
01/31/2022

Bangladesh Opposition Fears Election Commission Law Favors Ruling Party

Ahammad FoyezCourtesy: Benar News-https://www.benarnews.org/english/news/bengali/election-commission-01272022153823.html A bill passed by Bangladesh’s parliament on Thursday institutionalizes election-management practices that favor the incumbent government, setting the stage for the Awami […]
01/29/2022

Bangladesh one-party local elections turn deadly

Overall Death Toll in Union Council Polls Tops 100 Ahammad FoyezCourtesy: Benar News-https://www.benarnews.org/english/news/bengali/bangladesh-union-council-poll-violence-01052022152313.html The death toll from violence around Union Council elections in Bangladesh surpassed 100 […]
01/27/2022

Alarming offensive by Bangladesh’s ruling party against journalists based abroad

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the leaders of the Awami League, the party that has ruled Bangladesh since 2009, to end all intimidation of journalists […]
01/27/2022

PREDATOR SHEIKH Hasina

PRIME MINISTER OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF BANGLADESH SINCE 6 JANUARY 2009 PREDATOR SINCE 2014 (AT LEAST) Bangladesh, 152nd/180 countries in the 2021 World Press Freedom […]
01/27/2022

Exiled Bangladeshi journalist Kanak Sarwar says sister’s detention won’t silence him

By Sonali Dhawan/CPJ Asia Researcher For years, exiled Bangladeshi journalist Kanak Sarwar advised his family members not to keep public profiles on Facebook, fearing his critical […]
01/27/2022

Bangladesh’s democracy erodes amid tilt to China

25 January 2022Author: Ali Riaz, Illinois State University Bangladesh remained firmly under the grip of the incumbent Bangladesh Awami League in 2021. The ruling party faced […]
12/18/2021

US Treasury Sanctions Perpetrators of Serious Human Rights Abuse

WASHINGTON — Today (December 10, 2021), on International Human Rights Day, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is designating 15 […]