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'My husband is no criminal, why pick him up?'

Didarul Bhuiyan was not involved in any criminal acts, but he was picked up by plainclothes people who identified themselves as members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), said Dilshan Ara, wife of ...

Didarul Bhuiyan

Erosion of democracy and political situations

For the last 12 years, the International Day of Democracy has been being observed on 15 September to make people aware of their rights and ensure their participation in establishing peace and ...

Erosion of democracy and political situations

Everywhere in Bangladesh I encounter a wonderful courtesy, warmth: Ambassador Miller

Earl R Miller took up his office as US ambassador to Bangladesh in November last year. Speaking to Prothom Alo, in his first interview with the media in Bangladesh, Ambassador Miller talks about ...

Everywhere in Bangladesh I encounter a wonderful courtesy, warmth: Ambassador Miller

‘Free media is essential for a functioning democracy’

On a recent visit to Bangladesh, the UK state minister for foreign affairs Mark Field dropped in at the Prothom Alo office. In an exclusive interview there, he spoke of British-Bangladesh relations, ...

‘Free media is essential for a functioning democracy’

Moudud sees ‘evil motive’ behind Digital Security Act

BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Friday alleged that the government has enacted the Digital Security Act with an 'evil motive' to 'regulate' the media ahead of the national elections, reports ...

Moudud sees ‘evil motive’ behind Digital Security Act

TIB for amendment to Digital Security Act

Expressing deep concern over the passage of the Digital Security Bill 2018, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on Wednesday demanded that the government bring change to its 'controversial' ...

TIB for amendment to Digital Security Act

HRW terms Digital Security Act a tool ripe for abuse

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said the Digital Security Act passed by the Bangladesh parliament last week, despite opposition from the country's journalists, 'strikes a blow to freedom of ...

HRW terms Digital Security Act a tool ripe for abuse

CPJ urges president Hamid to return Digital Security Act for revision

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) expressed its deep concern about the Digital Security Act passed by parliament on 18 September.The independent press freedom advocacy organisation, in a ...

CPJ urges president Hamid to return Digital Security Act for revision

Writ filed against HC order to admit Shahidul to hospital

The government filed a writ petition with the Appellate Division seeking stay on the High Court order that asked the authorities concerned to admit Shahidul Alam, now on a 7-day remand, to hospital ...

Writ filed against HC order to admit Shahidul to hospital

TIB calls for review of Digital Security Act

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on Wednesday urged the government to review some sections of the proposed Digital Security Act 2018 and repeal of Section 57 of the ICT Act.The watchdog ...

TIB calls for review of Digital Security Act
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