Category Archives: LOCAL PRINT & DIGITAL MEDIA

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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MUTINY AND MEDIA IN BANGLADESH

MUTINY AND MEDIA IN BANGLADESH Suriya Urmi Introduction: The Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) is one of the eldest organizations in the Indian sub-continent, which has a long history of 213 years[1]. Its primary duty is to patrol and ensure the security … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH MEDIA’S DEVELOPMENT AND CHALLENGES

BANGLADESH MEDIA’S DEVELOPMENT AND CHALLENGES A recent report published by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) observed that the dividing line between politics and journalism is “more blurred than ever” in Bangladesh. The report identified nine countries, Bangladesh … Continue reading

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THE ICC AND OUR POLITICS

THE ICC AND OUR POLITICS  SHAH ALI FARHAD How an international court is being ‘used’ to score political points in here No, this is not an article on the correlation of politics and cricket vis-à-vis the International Cricket Council. I … Continue reading

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‘QAEDA MESSAGE MATCHES KHALEDA’S’

‘QAEDA MESSAGE MATCHES KHALEDA’S’ Al-Qaeda’s remarks in its audio-message about Hifazat-e Islam and Bangladesh are “identical” to those by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon has said. The BNP chief is “involved” with international … Continue reading

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ISI AND JAMAAT-E-ISLAMI BEHIND 10 TRUCKLOADS OF SMUGGLED ARMS

ISI AND JAMAAT-E-ISLAMI BEHIND 10 TRUCKLOADS OF SMUGGLED ARMS Munazir Hussain Syed Verdicts have been reached in a 2004 case involving the discovery of 10 trucks full of Chinese-made guns and ammunition intended to help fighters of the United Liberation … Continue reading

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INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR BANGLADESH WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR BANGLADESH WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL Set up in 2010 by the Awami League (AL) government, Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) is mandated to investigate and prosecute Bangladeshi nationals who collaborated with the Pakistan military regime during the liberation … Continue reading

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WHERE LIBERTY IS A STATUE

WHERE LIBERTY IS A STATUE MASKWAITH AHSAN The frisking of Indian ambassador to the US, Meera Shankar, at the Mississippi Airport, is the latest American diplomatic faux pas towards civil liberty. Encircled in the revelations by Wikileaks, the US is … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH IS IN ‘GREAT GAME’

BANGLADESH IS IN ‘GREAT GAME’ Great Game East An interview with Bertil Lintner, author of Great Game East, taken by Muhammad Ali Bukhari The largest arms smuggling attempt in the history of Bangladesh took place in Chittagong on the night … Continue reading

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BROADCASTING POLICY 2014 IN THE MAKING

BROADCASTING POLICY 2014 IN THE MAKING Recent media reports informed that a national broadcasting policy is in the offing. It says the policy, likely to be called the National Broadcasting Policy 2014, has been drafted giving highest priority to the … Continue reading

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SORRY, KHALEDA

SORRY, KHALEDA DEATH FIGURES BLOWN OUT OF PROPORTION Shakhawat Liton and Rashidul Hasan In her last press conference, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia gave figures on the killing of BNP-led alliance leaders and activists between December 26 and January 27 this … Continue reading

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ROLE OF CAPTIVE EDITORS AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE CURRENT CRISIS

ROLE OF CAPTIVE EDITORS AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE CURRENT CRISIS  ABDUL GAFFAR CHOWDHURY I can see a repetition in the history of English journalism in Bangladesh.  According to scholars, History repeats itself. First occur at tragedy, then arrives farce. … Continue reading

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DEMOCRACY INTERNATIONAL (DI) SHOWS AWAMI LEAGUE WOULD HAVE WON THE JANUARY 5 ELECTIONS WITH AT LEAST A 5.8% MARGIN

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. – Sajeeb Wazed – Post-election poll funded by USAID and DFID and carried out by … Continue reading

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A FAILED ADVENTURE

A FAILED ADVENTURE Shakhawat Liton Under the leadership of Khaleda Zia, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party is now facing an unprecedented debacle in its 36-year-old existence. It happened due to some wrong political strategies. The party had followed an adventurous strategy … Continue reading

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CARELESS RHETORIC HARMS HOPES FOR DIALOGUE

CARELESS RHETORIC HARMS HOPES FOR DIALOGUE Tribune Editorial We would expect the BNP leader to take more care when referring to disputed rumors In her address to BNP supporters on Monday, Khaleda Zia made some inflammatory comments about the recent … Continue reading

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