NEWS

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 […]
01/27/2022

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
02/10/2021

Democratic backsliding and the information battle

Continued backsliding of democracy for more than a decade, globally and domestically, has raised the question—where are we heading? The question, for some, is an innocuous […]
02/28/2020

‘Our Democracy Is In Danger’: Muslims In India Say Police Target Them With Violence

When Aysha Renna decided last month to demonstrate against India’s new citizenship law on her college campus in New Delhi, it never occurred to her that […]
12/17/2019

Bangladesh And Its Continued Defamation Of Grameen Bank

“Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things […]
12/07/2019

‘I’VE NEVER BEEN THAT INTERESTED IN ART FOR ART’S SAKE

Last year, Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam was jailed and tortured for denouncing his country’s regime. Now his work, which reveals people’s suffering without compromising their dignity, […]
10/03/2019

Election was stolen, government is illegitimate: William B. Milam

About December 30 parliamentary election of Bangladesh Ambassador William B. Milam, Senior Scholar at the Wilson Center, said the real truth is that the election was […]