Mahfuz Anam

THE THIRD VIEW

Editor and publisher, The Daily Star

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 19, 2022
August 19, 2022

DS View: Embarrassing the PM to the core

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.”

August 19, 2022
August 19, 2022

Column by Mahfuz Anam: No govt has ever fallen for being self-critical

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.

August 12, 2022
August 12, 2022
July 29, 2022
July 29, 2022

CEC hits the nail on the head, but the wrong nail

“Democracy will die if people don’t vote.” This is a very powerful statement from CEC Kazi Habibul Awal.

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.