Exiled blogger Mahmudul Haque Munshi

Why I Went Into Exile: A Bangladeshi Blogger Tells His Story

In the face of threats, intimidation and multiple assassinations of secular bloggers in Bangladesh, many bloggers have stopped writing and some have gone into hiding. Some of the country’s most active bloggers now fear they may face jail [...]
Photo: Top war criminals Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury.

Justice Delayed But Not Denied

44 long years brave Bangladeshis earning the liberation war on December 16, 1971 was crying for justice for atrocities done by war criminals. Early morning of 22nd November witnessed execution of verdict against two top criminals of crimes [...]

Bangladesh Activists Have Little Faith in Blogger Murder Investigations

Four secular Bangladeshi writers have been killed since November of 2014: Rajshahi University professor AKM Shafiul Islam, and writers Avijit Roy, Oyasiqur Rahman Babu and Ananta Bijoy Das. At least a dozen more have been killed and scores [...]

Bangladesh is no longer a poor country

Bangladesh is no longer a poor country. It is now officially a middle income country. Per capita income has more than doubled during the past six years of our Government, poverty level almost halved, tremendous development in all socioeconomic [...]

David Bergman: Now and then

David Bergman who made documentary in 1995 on the brutal atrocities on the Bengali people during 1971 liberation war by Pakistan Occupation Forces and their local collaborators that brought forth the demand of war crimes trial once again and [...]
A timeline that represents the war criminal trial started from the Bangabandhu era, carried later by Jahanara Imam and going to end by Sheikh Hasina.

February 5th, a reminiscence

Today is 5th February. The entire country roared because Kader Mollah wasn’t given a death penalty. Mass rising (Gonojagoron) started; “Projonmo chatter” was created. Hundreds of thousand people joined that Gonojagoron. Everyone had one [...]

Democracy International (DI) shows Awami League would have won the January 5 elections with at least a 5.8% margin

Image: Possible votes on Jan 5. Post-election poll funded by USAID and DFID and carried out by US based Democracy International (DI) shows Awami League would have won the January 5 elections with at least a 5.8% margin even if BNP-Jamaat had [...]

Give me some sunshine; give me some rain

The situation in Bangladesh is grave. As it bleeds it gets leads in western media. Media houses like Al-Jazeera, New York Times and Guardian portray Bangladesh violence as a power struggle between the two major political parties. This stereotypical [...]

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Photo: Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin (left) with the Prince of Wales during a visit to the Markfield Islamic Foundation, Leicestershire, in 2003 (Picture: PA). The now infamous photograph of Prince Charles being flanked by Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and [...]
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Congratulation Tigers!

Bangladeshis have very rare occasion of celebrating national victories. But we had one yesterday which people irrespective of political belief, cast and creed celebrated. An occasion which brought Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition [...]