Samaya Anjum is an independent journalist with a background in Comparative Constitutional Law. She specializes in socio-legal studies, with a focus on postcolonial societies and conflict zones.
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In a recent collaborative attack by unknown perpetrators, the Facebook profiles of several celebrities, journalists, media personalities and activists from Bangladesh were mysteriously turned into tribute profiles.
A feminist grassroots network in Bangladesh has started an innovative campaign on Facebook to protest the media trial, moral policing and sexist language in covering women celebrities.
Ahmed was arrested after he criticized the government's pandemic response on social media. He was charged with "tarnishing the image of the nation" and "creating hostility" -- all offenses under the DSA.
Twitter restored the accounts after concluding they were "speech and newsworthy," a decision the Indian government decried: "Twitter cannot assume the role of a court and justify non-compliance."
The devastation comes at a time when emergency and health services were already overwhelmed with responding to the COVID-19 epidemic.
As Bangladesh tries to figure out which lockdown measure is the answer, public healthcare systems are failing largely, resulting in no signs of the COVID-19 contraction curve plateauing.
Fifty-three days after his abduction in from of his office in Dhaka, Bangladesh, photojournalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol was found alive in Benapole, near the border of Bangladesh with India.
Floating schools are providing much-needed primary education to Bangladeshi children who are cut off from schools during monsoon season.
The verdict came after a five-year-long legal battle and has been hailed a landmark victory for the equal rights campaigners.
A rickshaw ban on three major roads in Dhaka city saw a huge protest from the rickshaw-pullers and some netizens who use this convenient mean of transport.
Surfing has not only allowed them to retain a piece of their childhood but they now confidently dream of securing a bright future for themselves – dignified jobs, a good education.
"There is no one from our community who can understand and raise our concerns. That is why we are running for the seats."
"...the tide will turn, and the nameless, faceless people will rise. They will rise against the entire state machinery."