Playing to the Awami League gallery

29 July, 2021  - By AKM Wahiduzzaman

A mural painting of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladesh's independence leader who led the country between 1972 to 1975. Credit: Md. Mehedi Hasan/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News Bangladeshi political...

CNN: Channel for hire?

15 July, 2021  - By David Bergman

Outside the CNN Center in Atlanta, the headquarters of the global broadcaster. In December 2018, immediately after Bangladesh’s most recent national elections, the global US-based TV station,...

Bangladesh’s predator prime minister

8 July, 2021  - By David Bergman

Image taken from RSF report on Predators of Press Freedom, showing the inclusion of Sheikh Hasina On July 5th, the media freedom  organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) branded 37 heads of...

Conglomerate media

24 June, 2021  - By David Bergman

In Bangladesh, contemporary discussion of media censorship focuses on how the Awami League government restricts what is broadcast on television or published in newspapers.  To achieve...

Channel Awami League

18 June, 2021  - By David Bergman

Bangladesh television media waiting at the gate of a mosque for news relating to the Corona virus in 2020 (Jahangir Alam Onuchcha / Alamy Stock Photo). It is commonplace to talk about bias and...

When journalism is criminalised

20 May, 2021  - By David Bergman

Rozina Islam, a senior journalist from the leading newspaper Prothom Alo is taken to jail on 18th May 2011 following a court hearing after being detained by the police for alleged offences under the...

Covid-19: Will Bangladesh follow India into breakdown?

29 April, 2021  - By David Bergman

A COVID-19 victim being taken for burial at the graveyard in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Photo by Kanti Das Suvra/ABACAPRESS.COM) With Covid-19, Bangladesh has bucked both the expected and the...

Why Hasina did not remove General Aziz

15 April, 2021  - By David Bergman

Screenshot from the Al Jazeera film, "All the prime minister's men". The picture shows Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh's prime minister, with General Aziz Ahmed when she appointed him as Chief of Army...

What did Bangladesh gain from Modi’s visit?

2 April, 2021  - By Kamal Ahmed

Progressive student organisations take out a procession from Dhaka University on March 26, 2021 to protest against the Indian prime minister's visit to Bangladesh (SK Hasan Ali/ Alamy) The...

Bangladesh at 50: The battle of competing narratives

25 March, 2021  - By David Bergman

Rickshaw drivers with their passengers on the streets of Dhaka, the country's capital city. Photo: Orjan Ellingvag/ Alamy Stock Photo 2021 marks Bangladesh’s 50th year of independence....

Copyrighted – by the Bangladesh state?

26 February, 2021  - By David Bergman

A screenshot taken from Amar Desh UK's Facebook page which remains active. Its website has been closed down, subject to copyright infringement complaints. Ten weeks ago, on December 8th 2020,...

Why are Haris and Anis not behind bars?

15 February, 2021  - By David Bergman

The two "fugitive" brothers of the current Chief of Army Staff, Haris and Anis Ahmed. Their pictures are screenshots from the Al Jazeera film, "All the Prime Minister's Men". Al Jazeera’s...

The home minister and the murder convict

4 February, 2021  - By David Bergman

Tofail Ahmed Joseph, the notorious gang member, and murder convict meeting with the home minister in 2018 soon after he was pardoned by the president after serving over 20 years in jail. In...

LSE, Sheikh Mujib and the Bangladesh government

19 January, 2021  - By David Bergman

Screenshot taken from the LSE website advertising a talk, which will be held in collaboration with the Bangladesh High Commission In a week's time, on January 27th January, the South Asia Centre...

Election commotion

18 January, 2021  - By Susannah Savage

The Bangladesh Election Commissioner, KM Nurul Huda. (Picture taken from the Election Commission website) Often no response is the best response, or so we are told. But sometimes inaction itself...