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12/14/2022

Bangladesh government digs in against protests as economy teeters

Experts warn of 2023 debt challenge and election considered unlikely to be fair DHAKA — Political tensions in Bangladesh are boiling after a weekend that saw […]
12/14/2022

Two Bangladeshi opposition leaders arrested in government crackdown

Seven killed and thousands arrested as Hasina regime continues repressive campaign against opponents Two top leaders of Bangladesh’s main opposition party have been arrested amid a […]
12/05/2022

RtoF panel discussion on Dissent Criminalized: The State of Freedom of Speech in Bangladesh.

RtoF panel discussion on Dissent Criminalized: The State of Freedom of Speech in Bangladesh. DSA is a government tool used to silence journalists in Bangladesh The […]
11/01/2022

What’s Next for Bangladeshi Politics?

Since July 2022, Bangladeshi opposition parties, especially the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), have been holding rallies throughout the country. Though Bangladesh has experienced political volatility and regular general strikes […]
01/28/2022

World closely monitoring Bangladesh govt’s actions

A total of 15 press freedom and human rights organizations, including the Committee to Protect Journalists, have said that the Bangladesh government should be aware that […]
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 […]
01/19/2022

Bangladesh’s Awami League-led government doubled down on an authoritarian crackdown: HRW

Bangladesh’s Awami League-led government doubled down on an authoritarian crackdown on free speech, arresting critics, and censoring media. Arrests under the abusive Digital Security Act (DSA) […]
01/18/2022

The U.S. Has a Police Brutality Problem. So Does Bangladesh.

Dhaka’s denial of extrajudicial killings is imperiling its relations with Washington and exposing the country’s corrupt police and undemocratic institutions. Nazmul Ahasan, a Bangladeshi journalist currently […]
12/18/2021

How Bangladesh’s Digital Security Act Is Creating a Culture of Fear

The Bangladeshi government has used a vaguely worded law on digital security to crack down on its critics and dispel online dissent. Author and social activist […]