Safeguarding Bangladesh’s migrant workers

20 January, 2022  - By Andy Hall

Migrant workers from Bangladesh lie on makeshift beds in a temporary dormitory in Seri Alam near Johor Bahru in Malaysia in March 20, 2009. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (MALAYSIA SOCIETY BUSINESS...

Investigating Bangladesh’s disappearances

11 January, 2022  - By David Bergman

Children hold the pictures of their missing fathers at an event marking the International Day of the Disappeared, at National Press Club, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 30 August 2021. (Photo by Suvra...

Seeking to justify state-sponsored murders and disappearances

20 December, 2021  - By David Bergman

A protest on December 10th, 2021, International Human Rights Day involving families relatives had been killed or disappeared by law enforcement agencies. This happened the same that the US...

Bangladesh puts human rights work on trial

10 December, 2021  - By David Bergman

Adilur Rahman Khan, secretary of human rights organisation, Odhikar in detention following his arrest in August 2013 for digital security offences. The director, ASM Nasiruddin Elan, was also...

For whom Section 401 tolls?

2 December, 2021  - By David Bergman

Khaleda Zia, leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party in January 2017, attending a special court trying her on corruption cases that resulted in her receiving a sentence of five years...

Towards another rigged election?

4 November, 2021  - By David Bergman

Posters of Awami League candidate Fazle Noor Taposh in the capital city of Dhaka during the 2018 election. Credit: MD Mehedi Hasan/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News Bangladesh is about to move into its...

Why Joy is wrong about the Digital Security Act

29 October, 2021  - By David Bergman

Picture of the Facebook post which Sajeeb Wazed Joy, the son of the Bangladesh prime minister and government ICT advisor posted a day after attacks on Hindu temples in Bangladesh “Without the...

Taking hostages to silence critics

9 October, 2021  - By David Bergman

Youtube channel run by the exiled dissident journalist Kanak Sarwar, now living in the United States For long, Bangladesh’s criminal justice system has been broken — corrupt, venal,...

The Awami League paradox

23 September, 2021  - By David Bergman

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (on the right) flashes a victory sign after casting her vote at a polling station in Dhaka on Dec. 30, 2018 in elections that were widely considered to be...

How to empty Bangladesh’s secret detention cells

10 September, 2021  - By David Bergman

A screenshot taken from an article in the Guardian in 2011 of a hand-drawn map showing secret detention cells in Bangladesh, drawn by a person who was detained there. The Bangladesh government...

Centre for disinformation

21 August, 2021  - By David Bergman

Tonmoy Ahmed, head of the Awami League Web Team based at Centre for Research and Information (CRI) seen with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina; her son and chair of CRI Sajeeb Wazed Joy; her nephew and...

Criticising Hasina

7 August, 2021  - By David Bergman

Bangladesh media is very careful what it says about the country’s prime minister, Sheikh Hasina.  Most of the media of course has no interest in writing or broadcasting critically...

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...