The Stream

The dangers of blogging in Bangladesh

What’s motivating the killings of secular bloggers in the country?

Attackers hacked to death a fourth secular blogger in Bangladesh. For the country’s blogging community, this year’s murders are seen as assaults on free thought and the freedom to criticise religious extremism. Rights advocates say the government’s indifference to the bloggers’ safety is rooted in Bangladesh’s long struggle with being a Muslim-majority country founded by secular ideals.


In this episode of The Stream, we speak with: 


Shamim Ahmed
Minister of Press, Bangladesh Embassy DC


Tahmina Rahman @article19org
Director, Bangladesh and South Asia, Article 19

Rayhan Rashid @rayhanrashid
Human rights activist, International Crime Strategy Forum

Rafida Ahmed Bonya @AvijitsMM
Editor, Mukto Mona


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