Mahfuz Anam | The Daily Star
  • Mahfuz Anam

    Mahfuz Anam

    Editor and publisher, The Daily Star

  • PM’s Commitment to Free Press: The real test is in practice

    Nothing could please us more than to hear Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reiterate her commitment to the freedom of the press and democracy. But does it match with how the Digital Security Act operates, especially against journalists?
  • Why do our protesters get beaten up?

    How is our coming of age to be measured? Is it just by per capita income or GDP figures or such indices? There are many other such numbers that show us in a favourable light. They are all very important and we are proud of those achievements. But what about some other signs of development—decent and safe roads, clean air, a dependable public transport system, safe water supply, reliable public healthcare, public education measured not by quantity but quality, and most importantly, safety for women?
  • One by one, the doors are being shut

    Last Tuesday, the home ministry issued a statement warning social media users from home and abroad against spreading “false, fabricated, confusing and inciting statements about the government, military, police and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Jatiya Sangsad

    After 30 years of autocracy’s demise, democracy still remains a distant dream

    Article by Mahfuz Anam on the International Day of Democracy
  • PM’s ‘martial law’ comment reflects people’s deeply held belief

    The blunt statement on September 7 of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in a virtual meeting with the Armed Forces Selection Board—that “we should exclude Martial Law from military lexicon”—was both surprising and refreshing.