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6d ago| THE THIRD VIEW

Big budget, bigger corruption

Lack of accountability and the culture of impunity destroyed governance from within.

2w ago| THE THIRD VIEW

Will the government touch the ‘untouchables’?

The default-loan narrative has smeared our otherwise powerful story of graduation from the Least Developed Country (LDC) status.

3w ago| THE THIRD VIEW

Column by Mahfuz Anam: The underlying story of a simple photograph

As an editor, I commend the photographer, the caption writer, and the news editor for depicting a sad reality with such subtle deftness.

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.

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?

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.”

December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022

Big budget, bigger corruption

Lack of accountability and the culture of impunity destroyed governance from within.

November 17, 2022
November 17, 2022

Will the government touch the ‘untouchables’?

The default-loan narrative has smeared our otherwise powerful story of graduation from the Least Developed Country (LDC) status.

November 11, 2022
November 11, 2022

Column by Mahfuz Anam: The underlying story of a simple photograph

As an editor, I commend the photographer, the caption writer, and the news editor for depicting a sad reality with such subtle deftness.

October 27, 2022
October 27, 2022

Column by Mahfuz Anam: UK’s Conservative Party and Our Politics

Recent leadership changes may appear chaotic, but ultimately demonstrate political accountability

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

August 26, 2022
August 26, 2022

Bangladesh Press Council: Is the protector turning into a ‘predator’?

What is of serious concern for us is the secrecy with which the Press Council has dealt with the matter.

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 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.