Freedom of expression

Why I do not agree with the Editors Council

March 2, 2015
Toufique Imrose Khalidi
Why I do not agree with the Editors Council

I disagree with the Editors Council – the small group of chief executives and editors
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Posted in Freedom of expression, Media | 4 Comments »

What happened to ‘freedom of speech’?

October 7, 2014
A. Rahman
What happened to ‘freedom of speech’?

The chorus of condemnation of Minister for Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology Abdul Latif Siddique for raising some pertinent questions regarding the Hajj
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Posted in Freedom of expression, Politics, Religion | 9 Comments »

Criminalising online publication

September 12, 2013
Syeed Ahamed
Criminalising online publication

Writing something online — be it Facebook, blog or website — can now become a more serious criminal offence than rioting on the street
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Posted in Freedom of expression, Technology | 13 Comments »

Reduction of internet speed is digital tyranny

May 18, 2013
Shafquat Rabbee
Reduction of internet speed is digital tyranny

After seeing one key editor jailed, several bloggers arrested, and two TV channels shutdown, Bangladesh is now witnessing the unfolding of another round of thought-censorship.
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Posted in Freedom of expression, Technology, Uncategorized | 16 Comments »

Blasphemy and the right to offend

April 21, 2013
Rainer Ebert
Blasphemy and the right to offend

The right to express one’s opinion freely is maybe the most important democratic right, and it is currently under assault in Bangladesh. Hifazat-e-Islam demands the introduction of strict blasphemy laws
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Posted in Freedom of expression, Religious Extremism | 18 Comments »

Why is AL in a self-destructive mode?

April 10, 2013
ABM Nasir
Why is AL in a self-destructive mode?

The arrest of the bloggers/activists evokes the aphorism “One doth the scath and another hath the scorn.”
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Freedom of expression, Shahbagh Movement | 5 Comments »

The YouTube ban and the right road to development

November 1, 2012
Rainer Ebert
The YouTube ban and the right road to development

The 14-minute trailer of the movie titled “Innocence of Muslims,” a movie that may or may not exist, is poorly made and outright stupid.
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Posted in Freedom of expression, Media | 14 Comments »

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