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Veteran Bangladeshi opposition leader attacked as poll tensions surge

Added: 14.12.2018 11:16 | 13 views | 0 comments

Ruling party activists in Bangladesh attacked a veteran opposition leader on Friday as he traveled through the capital, he opposition said, injuring about 12 supporters and inflaming tension just over two weeks before a general election.


In fear of the state: Bangladeshi journalists self-censor as election approaches

Added: 13.12.2018 3:29 | 3 views | 0 comments

With less than a month to go to a general election, many journalists in Bangladesh say they are living in fear of ever-tightening media laws and engaging in self-censorship as a result.


Factbox: Bangladesh's broad media laws

Added: 13.12.2018 3:25 | 0 views | 0 comments

Bangladesh has some broad media laws to tackle issues ranging from defamation to fake news, and the spread of propaganda, but many in the local media allege these laws are now being used to curb free speech and rein in press freedom in the country.


Two dead, dozens injured in Bangladesh clashes as election nears

Added: 12.12.2018 8:36 | 14 views | 0 comments

Political clashes in Bangladesh left two campaign workers dead and injured dozens more, police said on Wednesday, as tensions soared before a general election on Dec. 30.


Twitter's CEO Slammed For 'Tone Deaf' Tweets About Myanmar

Added: 11.12.2018 0:01 | 18 views | 0 comments

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is under fire for a series of tweets he sent upon returning from a 10-day meditation retreat in Myanmar, Fox News reports. The 42-year-old executive, who wrote positively about the country and its people, did not mention the plight of the Rohingya, a mostly Muslim minority group that has faced a series of vicious attacks at the hands of Myanmar's military. Since August 2017, an estimated 10,000 Rohingya are reported to have been murdered, according to Doctors Without Borders. In addition, at least 750,000 people, according to Amnesty International, have been forced over the border to Bangladesh. Dorsey's tweets, which detailed his experiences with vipassana meditation...

Bangladesh briefly shuts dozens of online news sites, citing security concerns

Added: 10.12.2018 16:33 | 15 views | 0 comments

Bangladesh's telecoms regulator shut down dozens of online news portals for several hours on Monday, citing security reasons, as officials scrutinize hundreds of sites before a parliamentary election this month.



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