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
bdembassyusa.org

 

Tahmina Rahman @article19org
Director, Bangladesh and South Asia, Article 19
article19.org


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


Rafida Ahmed Bonya @AvijitsMM
Editor, Mukto Mona
mukto-mona.com

 

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