Mahfuz Anam

THE THIRD VIEW

Editor and publisher, The Daily Star

July 21, 2022
July 21, 2022

Column by Mahfuz Anam: Looking at Bangladesh through the minorities’ eyes

Religious tolerance is the most important value which a modern society must instil within itself, and Bangladesh is no exception.

July 1, 2022
July 1, 2022

Tribute by Mahfuz Anam: A fighter for independent journalism

The fact that Latifur Rahman, Shamim Bhai to us all, is no longer among us still feels unreal.

June 25, 2022
June 25, 2022

Commentary by Mahfuz Anam: Sheikh Hasina’s ‘finest hour’

Borrowing from the title of the second volume of Winston Churchill’s six-part history of the Second World War, I would like to term the completion of the Padma Bridge as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s “finest hour”.

June 17, 2022
June 17, 2022

Column by Mahfuz Anam: New assault on the freedom of the press and expression

There is a new assault on the freedom of the press. This time, sadly, it comes from another section of the mass media itself – the television.

June 3, 2022
June 3, 2022

Column by Mahfuz Anam: Reading into the recent speeches of the US ambassador

There was a time when the US government left no stone unturned to oust the government of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela.

May 27, 2022
May 27, 2022

Column by Mahfuz Anam: Private Universities - A grand initiative going sour

There is a peculiar trend in Bangladesh. When someone starts something innovative, then hundreds of copycats spoil it.

May 20, 2022
May 20, 2022

Column by Mahfuz Anam: Why are there so many laws against free media?

With the numerous laws that already exist to regulate—or better still, suppress—the media, and the diligence with which new ones are being prepared, one would think that of all the areas that need fixing, our government expects the journalists to be “fixed” first. But why?

May 19, 2022
May 19, 2022

PM’s remarks: The Daily Star editor explains

Yesterday, Wednesday, 18th May, during her speech marking her homecoming from exile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made a reference to me.

April 28, 2022
April 28, 2022

Commentary by Mahfuz Anam: What sort of a mindset is it?

Our foreign minister announced on Tuesday that he sought India’s assistance in lifting the sanctions against Rab.

April 22, 2022
April 22, 2022

Commentary by Mahfuz Anam: Can we really have a free and fair election?

Recently, the chief election commissioner (CEC) urged all political parties to participate in the national election so that “democracy can flourish.”