Category Archives: LOCAL PRINT & DIGITAL MEDIA

BORN IN CRISIS AND STILL SURVIVING

BORN IN CRISIS AND STILL SURVIVING The significance of Bangladesh government’s attitude towards the Rohingya problem is that it has been pragmatic – ABDUL GAFFAR CHOWDHURY – This year on 28th September Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be 70. I … Continue reading

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TESTIMONY TO TERROR SPONSORED BY STATE

TESTIMONY TO TERROR SPONSORED BY STATE Shariful Islam The dreadful memories of captivity still send shudder down his spine. Police tortured Joj Mia in custody to make him confess to a crime he did not commit. He now tries hard … Continue reading

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AUGUST 15 AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF BANGLADESH

AUGUST 15 AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF BANGLADESH – REHMAN SOBHAN – BANGABANDHU’S assassination on 15 August 1975 prematurely deprived Bangladesh of its founding father at a time when the process of nation building was still incomplete. This event both destabilized … Continue reading

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AUGUST 17, FORTY YEARS AGO: SHEIKH MUJIB BURIED

AUGUST 17, FORTY YEARS AGO: SHEIKH MUJIB BURIED A look at the front page of The Indian Express, published on August 17, Forty Years Ago Bangladesh President Sheikh Mujibur Rehman, who was killed in a military coup on August 14, … Continue reading

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KULDIP NAYAR WRONGLY SNIPES AT HASINA

KULDIP NAYAR WRONGLY SNIPES AT HASINA Abdul Mannan Kuldip Nayar the veteran Indian journalist, syndicated columnist, human right activist, former diplomat and Rajya Sabha member and an author is an accomplished person. Newspaper readers in this subcontinent and abroad are … Continue reading

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WEST PUSHING BANGLADESH TO WAHHABISM

WEST PUSHING BANGLADESH TO WAHHABISM Afshin Rattansi Dreadful conditions for workers in factories producing goods for the West, and plans for the US Seventh Fleet’s relocation make fertile ground for anti-Americanism in Bangladesh, which may see the country falling into … Continue reading

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UNPACKING THE ISLAMIST AGENDA

UNPACKING THE ISLAMIST AGENDA ALI RIAZ expounds on the rise of Islamist alliances in the present political context of Bangladesh. Since the Shahbagh movement began in early February, demanding the maximum punishments for the war criminals and the banning of … Continue reading

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WHEN MEMBERS OF THE ELITE CLASSES REMAIN SILENT IN THE FACE OF TERRORISM

WHEN MEMBERS OF THE ELITE CLASSES REMAIN SILENT IN THE FACE OF TERRORISM ABDUL GAFFAR CHOUDHURY Let me start by repeating the old saying-when Rome was burning Nero was playing his flute. We can draw an analogy between this saying … Continue reading

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KHALEDA, TARIQUE DISTORT HISTORY: WANT HASINA’S DEMOCRACY

KHALEDA, TARIQUE DISTORT HISTORY: WANT HASINA’S DEMOCRACY Abdul Gaffar Choudhury “When conspiracy to destroy the country begins, a move also starts to distort its history. After killing Bangabandhu, as the killers had understood that the ideology of Bangabandhu can’t be … Continue reading

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BNP’S CONTINUED LIES ON INTERNATIONAL ARENA

BNP’S CONTINUED LIES ON INTERNATIONAL ARENA The fact that BNP is a party that continuously lies, not only to its people, but also to the international arena, now stands blatantly exposed. Recently, two high profile lies by BNP on the … Continue reading

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EXPERTS STRESS COUNTER-MESSAGING EXTREMISTS’ MESSAGES

EXPERTS STRESS COUNTER-MESSAGING EXTREMISTS’ MESSAGES Security experts on Saturday stressed the need for a greater role of print, electronic and social media in ‘counter-messaging’ the messages and misinformation manufactured by the ‘extremist outfits’ in society. They pinned down the factor … Continue reading

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SAUDI-BACKED TYCOON FINANCES JAMAAT-E-ISLAMI

SAUDI-BACKED TYCOON FINANCES JAMAAT-E-ISLAMI Mir Quasem Ali serves as the de facto treasurer of Jamaat-e-Islami (JEI or simply “Jamaat”), the Islamist political party in Bangladesh with close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and militant causes. He has served for nearly … Continue reading

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FOR THE WAR CRIMINAL, BEING A JOURNALIST WAS A PRIVILEDGE

FOR THE WAR CRIMINAL, BEING A JOURNALIST WAS A PRIVILEGED Julfikar Ali Manik Following the Shahbagh uprising, the National Press Club authorities said last year that they had cancelled both Quader Molla and Kamaruzzaman’s memberships Sixty two-year old war criminal … Continue reading

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TIME TO GET TOUGH

TIME TO GET TOUGH   NADIM QADIR After the shocker of Air Vice-Marshal (retd) A.K. Khandaker, the one from Minister Abdul Latif Siddiqui is something Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina or popularly called “Apa” does not deserve. She has enough enemies in … Continue reading

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OUR NEO-HISTORIANS

OUR NEO-HISTORIANS SYED BADRUL AHSAN There appears to be a surfeit of new historians in Bangladesh these days. The young, 48-year-old Tarique Rahman continues to “enlighten” the nation on the country’s history from his safe hideout abroad. As if we … Continue reading

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BANGABANDHU’S UNFINISHED SECOND REVOLUTION : COMPLETE EMANCIPATION OF BENGALIS

BANGABANDHU’S UNFINISHED SECOND REVOLUTION : COMPLETE EMANCIPATION OF BENGALIS – Dr. S. A. Malek  – Bangabandhu was not a Prime Minister or a President in an ordinary sense, he was the leader of a national revolution, the aim of which … Continue reading

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PM: BROADCAST POLICY FORMULATED TO ENSURE RESPONSIBILITY OF MEDIA

PM: BROADCAST POLICY FORMULATED TO ENSURE RESPONSIBILITY OF MEDIA EMRAN HOSSAIN SHEIKH The government formed a 16-member committee for preparing the draft of the broadcast policy Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday claimed that the national broadcast policy had been formulated … Continue reading

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CENSORSHIP IN THE TRUE SENSE

CENSORSHIP IN THE TRUE SENSE JULFIKAR ALI MANIK It was the beginning of a decades-long era of distorting country’s historical facts Newspaper clippings from a few days immediately after the killing of Bangabandhu show how the media was muzzled The … Continue reading

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THE SCOURGE OF FUNDAMENTALISM

THE SCOURGE OF FUNDAMENTALISM  SYED MEHDI MOMIN “April is the cruellest month” so said TS Eliot in his famous poem Wasteland. In Bangladesh’s perspective there is no doubt that the ongoing month of August is the cruellest (and indeed the … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH MEDIA PUBLISHES MISLEADING NEWS CENTERING NARENDRA MODI

BANGLADESH MEDIA PUBLISHES MISLEADING NEWS CENTERING NARENDRA MODI A number of daily newspapers including Bangladesh Protidin, Inqilab (funded Saddam Hossain) and Naya Diganta (owned by Jamaat e Islami) prominently published a front said report claiming Tarique Rahman, self exiled high … Continue reading

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