Saad Hammadi

Saad Hammadi is Amnesty International's South Asia Campaigner. Follow him on twitter: @saadhammadi

We don’t want more people in jail for their posts on the internet

The DSA is being renamed to Cyber Security Act (CSA) with some cosmetic changes and hefty fines.

10m ago

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. 

2y ago

COVID-19 must not be a pathogen of repression

As COVID-19 spreads, repression and disinformation have generally followed in its wake.

4y ago

A ‘lost generation’ of Rohingya will have nowhere to go

As the world observes the International Day of Education today, nearly five million children are growing up in Bangladesh without access to education. These include not just the 4.3 million Bangladeshi children who have not seen the inside of a classroom, but also the half a million Rohingya children who have been languishing in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar.

4y ago

World Press Freedom Day: Freedom of expression is good for business

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has set out an extremely ambitious vision to make Bangladesh a middle-income country by 2021, a higher middle-income one by 2030 and a “developed” one by 2041.

5y ago

Rights at stake in Bangladesh on Human Rights Day

At a time when the most powerful countries in the world are closing their doors to refugees, Bangladesh has allowed in more than 700,000 Rohingya people, who fled violent attacks by the military in Myanmar since August 2017.

5y ago
August 11, 2023
August 11, 2023

We don’t want more people in jail for their posts on the internet

The DSA is being renamed to Cyber Security Act (CSA) with some cosmetic changes and hefty fines.

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. 

May 3, 2020
May 3, 2020

COVID-19 must not be a pathogen of repression

As COVID-19 spreads, repression and disinformation have generally followed in its wake.

January 24, 2020
January 24, 2020

A ‘lost generation’ of Rohingya will have nowhere to go

As the world observes the International Day of Education today, nearly five million children are growing up in Bangladesh without access to education. These include not just the 4.3 million Bangladeshi children who have not seen the inside of a classroom, but also the half a million Rohingya children who have been languishing in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar.

May 3, 2019
May 3, 2019

World Press Freedom Day: Freedom of expression is good for business

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has set out an extremely ambitious vision to make Bangladesh a middle-income country by 2021, a higher middle-income one by 2030 and a “developed” one by 2041.

December 10, 2018
December 10, 2018

Rights at stake in Bangladesh on Human Rights Day

At a time when the most powerful countries in the world are closing their doors to refugees, Bangladesh has allowed in more than 700,000 Rohingya people, who fled violent attacks by the military in Myanmar since August 2017.

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