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'Attempt to crush independent media' in Bangladesh


Written By: Justin Rowlatt
18/02/2016 9:54 18/02/2016 9:52
Bangladesh in Intl. Media

Image: Mahfuz Anam has been accused of treason It can seem a bit self-righteous when journalists write about the importance of freedom of the press, a bit like a chef celebrating the virtues of a fancy meal or a hairdresser extolling the importance of a new haircut. But the....    Full story...

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Has Bangladesh lost its focus?


Written By: KULDIP NAYAR
13/02/2016 1:16
Bangladesh in Intl. Media

  After arrival at Dhaka, it does not take you long to realize that here is one country which has lost its ethos. There is not a speck of the revolutionary fervor which had stirred the people in East Pakistan to wage the liberation struggle against the distant and exploitive West....    Full story...

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Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani


Written By: Tojveroul
14/12/2015 0:25 27/11/2015 22:49
Bangladesh in Intl. Media

Press briefing notes on Nepal and Bangladesh   Location: Geneva    Date: 24 November 2015 The execution in Bangladesh on Sunday of Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid brings to four the number of people hanged following convictions by the....    Full story...

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Bangladesh Pushes Back as Warnings of ISIS Expansion Gather Steam


Written By: ELLEN BARRY
01/11/2015 15:15
Bangladesh in Intl. Media

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Last month, United States officials told Bangladeshi authorities that they had information suggesting that terrorists linked to the Islamic State were preparing to ramp up activity within Bangladesh’s borders. In the days that followed, a series of unusual....    Full story...

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The inside-out Bangladesh Solution


Written By: William Milam
31/10/2015 15:45
Bangladesh in Intl. Media

If the civilian governments will not rise to the challenge of governance, an overt coup will not be necessary  There may be good reason for the optimism emanating from Pakistan these days. I am, for example, moderating a panel in a conference in Washington in a few days, which is....    Full story...

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Bangladesh on the Brink-New York Times


Written By: NY TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD
12/02/2015 15:21
Bangladesh in Intl. Media

Bangladesh is on the edge of political chaos, and the intransigence of both the ruling Awami League and the opposition Bangladesh National Party is to blame. Unless both parties take immediate steps to pull back from entrenched positions, restrain the violent elements of their activist bases and....    Full story...

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Bangladesh's government 'seeking to marginalize' the opposition


Written By: Deutsche Welle
04/02/2015 11:06
Bangladesh in Intl. Media

Fire bombs, trains derailments, street protests – Bangladesh is witnessing a surge in political violence which has killed 50 people. DW speaks to analyst Jasmin Lorch about how the government is reacting to the turmoil. On early Tuesday, February 3, fire bombs were thrown at a packed....    Full story...

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Why Bangladesh’s politics are broken


Written By: The Economist
03/02/2015 15:52
Bangladesh in Intl. Media

FOR the past month Bangladesh, a country of nearly 160m people, has (yet again) been paralysed. The opposition leader, Khaleda Zia, has been confined to a party office in the capital, Dhaka. Her Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has been staging a nationwide blockade of roads, railways and....    Full story...

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International concern for Bangladesh


Written By: HarunurRashid
31/08/2013 13:50
Bangladesh in Intl. Media

There is a growing concern for Bangladesh as the timeline for the next general elections is fast nearing its deadline. Up until now there has been no change in the attitude or even body language of the two major political parties for a fruitful dialogue to happen. Ban Ki-moon’s telephone....    Full story...

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Perception is reality: Jamati Islam spokesmen in UK talk shows


Written By: Mozafor
24/06/2013 16:31 24/06/2013 10:56
Bangladesh in Intl. Media

Some times when it comes to giving criticism, some of us are afraid and timid while others are direct and candid. Yet if there is one thing we all share in common when it comes to giving criticism, it’s that most people are not very good at it! For example, if you are asked for your opinion....    Full story...

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May 5 Hefajot's Dhaka Siege on International Media


Written By: Nazmul
06/05/2013 2:30 06/05/2013 2:25
Bangladesh in Intl. Media

CNN :  Bangladesh Islamists battle police; 4 dead BBC : Bangladesh police break up Islamist protest in Dhaka Daily Mail UK : Ten dead and hundreds injured as police battle hardline Islamist group demanding death penalty for those who insult Allah Bangkok Post : 10 dead as Bangladesh....    Full story...

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SAVAR TRAGEDY ON CBC RADIO (990), WINNIPEG, CANADA


Written By: MuniraMaheen
06/05/2013 17:06 05/05/2013 23:40
Bangladesh in Intl. Media

CBC radio (am 990) telecasted a program  on Savar Tragedy. It was a live phone show. Most of the callers and guests blamed BD govt, bad policy and corruption. They said it was so unfortunate more than 600 people are dead. One of the guests clearly said within May 15, they (Owner of....    Full story...

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The dark underworld of Bangladesh's clothes industry-BBC Reports


Written By: Nazmul
26/04/2013 17:40
Bangladesh in Intl. Media

Image:Relatives of Savar victim waiting outside with photos to recognise them Bangladesh's clothes industry has created its own distinctive landscape on the northern edges of the capital Dhaka. From the sprawl of one-room houses and shacks where workers live, scores of multi-storey....    Full story...

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''Thousands...Thousands of American-Bangladeshi attended in a Rally at NYC for peace and justice in Bangladesh''


Written By: Moududhabib
14/04/2013 23:59 14/04/2013 4:23
Bangladesh in Intl. Media

  Thousands.... Thousands of American- Bangladeshi attend Rally on Saturday, 4/13/2013 at NYC TIMES SQUARE for PEACE AND JUSTICE IN BANGLADESH.      Full story...

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Sheikh Hasina ploughs through another BBC interview: An analysis


Written By: MohammadHossain
09/04/2013 8:09
Bangladesh in Intl. Media

The BBC interview of Sheikh Hasina was another bleak eye opener. Let me go straight to the points that mattered:   1. When asked about the demands of Hefazat-e-Islam, especially the demand to introduce the death penalty for blasphemy, Sheikh Hasina directly said that "we don't....    Full story...

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