Bangladeshi Journalist Shahidul Alam Gets Bail After 102 Days in Prison

Bangladeshi Journalist Shahidul Alam Gets Bail After 102 Days in Prison

Shahidul Alam, the award-winning Bangladeshi photojournalist and social activist, who was arrested in August following the students’ protest that rocked the country, was released on bail on Thursday, November 15. The 63-year-old was in jail for 102 days. He had been accused by the Bangladesh Awami League government of instigating disorder through public statements. A…

Activists and Academicians Condemn Violence Against Students and Journalists in Bangladesh

Activists and Academicians Condemn Violence Against Students and Journalists in Bangladesh

More than 60 Bangladeshi activists, academicians from universities across the world, lawyers and artists have issued a signed statement condemning the Bangladeshi government’s crackdown on student protesters and “illegal abduction” of the 63-year-old renowned photographer and social activist, Shahidul Alam. In another statement issued by Arundhati Roy, Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Eve Ensler and Vijay…

Bangladesh Government Unleashes Violence on Youth Demanding Road Safety

Bangladesh Government Unleashes Violence on Youth Demanding Road Safety

Dhaka, Bangladesh is witnessing massive students’ protests over issues of road safety and the killing of students in road accidents. However, widespread reports especially accessed on social media, reportedly suggest that the Government of Bangladesh with its police and other informal institutions such as its students’ wing has unleashed a bloodied war on its youth…