Bangladesh Government Scraps Controversial Digital Security Act
By Mubashar Hasan
But will the proposed Cyber Security Act, which will replace the DSA, restore meaningful freedom of expression to Bangladeshis?
Bangladesh’s Democracy Under Siege
By Zarif Faiaz
With a notorious track record of crackdowns on the opposition and the free media, a lot is riding on Bangladesh's general elections next year.
Bangladesh’s ‘Fake News’ Law Is Used to Stifle Dissent
By Saad Hammadi
Bangladesh’s crackdown on dissent tests the human rights commitment of all states.
300 Activists Rally in Bangladesh to Denounce Writer’s Death in Prison
By Associated Press
Mushtaq Ahmed’s death has become a rallying point for renewed criticism of a controversial digital security law.
Bangladesh in the Shadow of Censorship
By Azeez Intizar and Sabrina Majed
Since independence, political censorship and rising Islamism have combined to muzzle journalists and activists in the country.
Bangladesh Silencing Teenage Dissent
By Tasnim Nazeer
A 15-year-old was arrested for criticizing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Facebook.
Bangladesh Is Suppressing Free Speech During the COVID-19 Pandemic
By AKM Wahiduzzaman
The crackdown on dissent during the crisis is part of a larger pattern from the Awami League government.
Bangladesh's Media Under Siege
By Khadija Farhana Choudhury
The Digital Security Act 2018 was just the latest blow.
Bangladesh Enacts New Law That Could Silence Dissenters
By Faisal Mahmud
The Digital Security Bill is quickly signed into law, despite criticisms from media groups.