THE THIRD VIEW
Editor and publisher, The Daily Star
Will the amended Press Council Act further restrain free press?
While speaking at an event in Chattogram, last evening (August 18, 2022), our Foreign Minister Abdul Momen, said “I went to India and said Sheikh Hasina’s continuation must be ensured.”
If we want to stop being lectured by international bodies, then we as a people, and much more so our government, must listen to our own critical voices.
Nothing but their own voices reaches them
“Democracy will die if people don’t vote.” This is a very powerful statement from CEC Kazi Habibul Awal.
Religious tolerance is the most important value which a modern society must instil within itself, and Bangladesh is no exception.
The fact that Latifur Rahman, Shamim Bhai to us all, is no longer among us still feels unreal.
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”.
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.
There was a time when the US government left no stone unturned to oust the government of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela.