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Rozina Islam taken to court in Dhaka, accused of trying to steal government documents. Picture courtesy of Dhaka Tribune. SYED BADRUL AHSAN attacks the oppression of journalists in Bangladesh Rozina Islam’s confinement at the Ministry of Health for more than five hours was an assault on all journalists in the country. It was at the […]

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By PHILIP MURPHY, pictured, Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and Professor of British and Commonwealth History, School of Advanced Study The Commonwealth, an association of 54 countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific, has always been a rather mysterious organisation. It evolved gradually over the course of the 20th Century, making it […]

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When it comes to supplying Covid vaccines, India is stealing China’s thunder, with not only medical gains but huge diplomatic benefits, writes Jayanta Roy Chowdhury   Early in January, Dhaka’s television channels were agog with news that, despite Bangladesh paying for supplies of Covid-19 vaccines from India’s Serum Institute, New Delhi may block shipments abroad […]

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The Commonwealth Journalists Association has declared it is deeply concerned that some Commonwealth member states have responded to the coronavirus pandemic by assuming extraordinary powers which may have the effect of criminalising the work of journalists and arbitrarily restricting the ability of the news media to scrutinise the actions of governments and report in the […]

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By Mahendra Ved  For long years, we complained of misuse of television and then, of the Internet. While this persists, now it is fake news. In a collective action that was long overdue, global news majors have braced to fight disinformation. It is essential for them if they want to stay credible and relevant in […]

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