Freedom of Expression

BNP formulating strategies for movement, elections under its own leadership

BNP wants to strengthen the party before the reconstitution of the election commission in February next year

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Seeking bank details of journalists motivated: DRU

The executive committee of Dhaka Reporters’ Unity has expressed its concern and discontent over bank details being sought of 11 top journalist leaders of six organisations

Seeking bank details of journalists motivated: DRU

Taliban call for lifting of sanctions against 'Islamic Emirate'

Afghanistan's new acting foreign minister Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi has called for sanctions to be lifted against the 'Islamic Emirate'

Afghanistan's Foreign Minister Amir khan Muttaqi speaks during a press conference at the Foreign Ministry of Afghanistan in Kabul on 14 September, 2021

Unwell Suu Kyi skips Myanmar trial hearing: lawyer

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi skipped the resumption of her coronavirus-delayed trial in a junta court because she felt ill, her lawyer said Monday

Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi attends the joint news conference of the Japan-Mekong Summit Meeting at the Akasaka Palace State Guest House in Tokyo, Japan on 9 October 2018

Women in Afghanistan won't be allowed to play any sports: Taliban

The Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that women in Afghanistan will not be allowed to play any sports, including cricket

Women in Afghanistan won't be allowed to play any sports: Taliban

UN concerned about Afghan women's rights under Taliban

The Taliban is already neglecting its promise to respect Afghan women's rights, a United Nations official based in Kabul said Wednesday

Two burqa-clad Afghan women walk along an under-construction road in Kabul on 8 September, 2021

Top Afghan TV network stays on-air despite fear of Taliban

As Taliban fighters entered Kabul on the evening of August 15, executives at Afghanistan's biggest independent TV network had a tough decision to make: stay on-air or go dark

Top Afghan TV network stays on-air despite fear of Taliban

'Need to draw a line between free speech and disinformation'

Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury was addressing the 5th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament on ‘Countering Misinformation and Hate Speech Requires Stronger Regulations’ in Vienna

Need to draw a line between free speech and disinformation: Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury

Iran 'strongly' condemns Taliban offensive on Panjshir Valley

Iran on Monday "strongly" condemned the Taliban's military offensive against holdout fighters in Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley, as the Islamist group claimed it had taken control of the area

Members of the Taliban Badri 313 military unit stands amid debris of the destroyed Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) base in Deh Sabz district northeast of Kabul on 
6 September, 2021 after the US pulled all its troops out of the country

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Taliban order university women to wear face-covering niqab

The Taliban have ordered that the women attending private Afghan universities must wear an abaya robe and niqab covering most of the face and classes must be segregated by sex -- or at least divided ...

A woman wearing a niqab
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