blogger and activist | The Daily Star
  • Refusing to succumb to fear

    The question we must be asking ourselves now is what this new fear means for our literary and intellectual culture in the bigger picture. It means the demise of whatever we have achieved in the past four and a half decades since our independence.

  • Hope is hollow on its own

    I have been silent for a while. Because I refuse to react to the brutality of the world around us, I prefer to respond. And I wanted to wait till things passed.

  • Neither 'isolated' nor tolerable

    The politics of manipulating the religion card and the denial of responsibility of the state to ensure citizens' basic rights have put the country in a situation, from where there is no immediate return.

  • It must be stopped

    Emboldened by the government's lack of action, the extremists will eventually expand their attacks on liberals, politicians, journalists, writers and anyone who disagrees with their views and approach.

  • Online writers and activists must be protected

    THE serial killing of bloggers in Bangladesh, with little development as far as catching and punishing the assassins are concerned, has compelled the Human Rights Forum (Bangladesh) to call upon the government to provide protection to online writers/activists, many of them still on the hit-list of religious extremists.

  • Has the country turned into a killing ground for free thinkers?

    If one analyses why criminality and corruption are so pervasive in the society, the first and foremost answer would be the impunity enjoyed by the perpetrators.

  • “TARGETING FREE THINKERS”

    In just over two years, Bangladesh has lost five dynamic, assertive, free thinkers to gruesome acts of deliberate violence.

  • Avijit Roy

    BANGLADESH

    ANOTHER blogger" is the phrase most English news media worldwide used in their headlines of blogger Oyasiqur Rahman Babu's

  • We condemn the killing

    WE are shocked and appalled by yet another murder of a blogger, Oyasiqur Rahman, in broad daylight, barely a month after the savage murder of blogger and activist Avijit Roy.

Top