A deal undone

20 February, 2020  - By David Bergman

On October 13th 2019, bdnews24.com, one of Bangladesh’s leading news portals, reported that it had received Taka 50 crore ($5.8 million) investment from a “major fund manager” company, LR...

An election without voters

6 February, 2020  - By David Bergman

February 1st 2020, Dhaka, Bangladesh — A woman casts her vote in the Dhaka City Corporation elections. Photo: Abu Sufian Jewel/Pacific Press/Alamy Live News There were no disappearances of key...

Censored justice

30 January, 2020  - By David Bergman

February 8th 2018, Dhaka, Bangladesh — Lawyers aligned with the BNP stand behind a locked gate inside the High Court premises, after the former prime minister and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia was...

An opinion poll paradox

16 January, 2020  - By David Bergman

48% of the survey respondents in IRI opinion poll believed that people in Bangladesh "do not feel free to express their opinions at all”. How credible is an opinion poll on politics in...

A general’s vendetta

26 December, 2019  - By David Bergman

Zahurul Haque Khandaker, a retired honorary captain of the Bangladesh Army, died in a prison hospital this October, apparently from liver disease. The police claim that three weeks earlier,...