freedom of expression

October 21, 2022
October 21, 2022

Will free media be harassed in the name of data protection?

DSA’s new curbs and OTT draft rules give the opening

September 17, 2022
September 17, 2022

‘Expatriate Diplomacy’ and ‘Mercenary Columnists’

Government decision to engage in expatriate diplomacy to tackle negative propaganda raises a lot of questions.

September 15, 2022
September 15, 2022

Right to Information in Bangladesh: Are we on the right track?

To obtain the full potentials of the law, we must go beyond such perfunctory rituals and focus more on strategies to go ahead.

September 15, 2022
September 15, 2022

Democracy facing an existential struggle

It is a matter of great misfortune, as well as of disappointment and uncertainty, that democracy in Bangladesh is practically absent now.

September 13, 2022
September 13, 2022

When the state defeats its people

The draconian Digital Security Act (DSA) strikes again, and most worryingly, in collusion with communal bigotry.

September 2, 2022
September 2, 2022

Citizens’ fundamental rights are not the executive’s choice

Can citizens be told that their rights are now available because the executive branch of the state is offering them as a gift?

August 25, 2022
August 25, 2022

Is the Press Council looking out for journalists' interests?

Will the amended Press Council Act further restrain free press?

August 12, 2022
August 12, 2022
August 4, 2022
August 4, 2022

Thoughts on Sajid’s and Sourodip’s victory

Two university students have made Bangladesh the first Asian country to win the World Universities Debating Championships. Will this stunning rhetorical feat spark the spirit of debate in our society?

May 3, 2022
May 3, 2022

World Press Freedom Day: Speak now or forever hold your tongue

Essentially, if someone expresses a critical view of the achievement of Bangladesh’s Liberation War, or the country’s relationship with another nation in a Facebook status, or even in a private message between friends on WhatsApp, that individual could be subjected to criminal punishment under the DSA, intrusive surveillance under the data protection law, or censorship under the digital, social media and OTT platform regulations.