Opinion

Bangladesh: Shahidul Alam is back, free speech is not

Attacks on freedom of expression in Bangladesh continue even after the release of the renowned photojournalist.

Shafquat Rabbee

by Shafquat Rabbee

Shafquat Rabbee

Rohingya

Violence stalks UN's identity card scheme in Rohingya camps

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh fear ID system puts them at risk of forcible return as soldiers apply pressure tactics.

Violence stalks UN's identity card scheme in Rohingya camps

Asia

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh too traumatised to go back home

The traumatic tale of a Rohingya refugee still haunted by her agonising past.

Journalism Is Not A Crime

Photographer Shahidul Alam released on bail from Bangladesh jail

The 63-year old was arrested for making 'provocative' statements in an interview with Al Jazeera on mass protests.

Photographer Shahidul Alam released on bail from Bangladesh jail

Bangladesh

Jailed Bangladeshi photographer granted bail

Shahidul Alam was arrested by police 102 days ago after media interviews about a crackdown on protesters.

Bangladesh: Jailed photographer Shahidul Alam granted bail

Inside Story

Does repatriation of Rohingya breach international law?

Bangladesh halts transportation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar after protests.

Bangladesh

Rohingya will not be 'forcibly repatriated' to Myanmar

Planned expulsion may not go ahead as Rohingya go into hiding while aid agencies warn return is too dangerous.

Rohingya in Bangladesh will not be forced back to Myanmar

Myanmar

Rohingya shocked, terrified as deadline for Myanmar return nears

Myanmar and Bangladesh expected to start repatriation of thousands of Rohingya this week, but UN says move is premature.

Rohingya shocked, terrified as deadline for Myanmar return nears

Opinion

Bangladesh moves towards a 'managed' election

As the poll date nears, hopes for a free and fair election, and a democratic future, diminish further in Bangladesh.

Shafquat Rabbee

by Shafquat Rabbee

Shafquat Rabbee

Asia

'Silence' over Shahidul Alam's arrest at Dhaka festival

Organisers charged with maintaining silence over the jailing of acclaimed photographer, a claim they deny.

At Dhaka literature event, 'silence' over Shahidul Alam's arrest

Myanmar

Rohingya 'terrified' about Myanmar repatriation

A group of 42 aid agencies says the planned return of Rohingya to Myanmar is 'premature' and 'dangerous'.

Rohingya 'terrified' about Myanmar repatriation, aid groups say

Rohingya

Bangladesh silent on Canada offer to take Rohingya refugees

The UN has documented a 'frenzy of sexual violence' by Myanmar soldiers against Rohingya women and mass killings.

Bangladesh silent on Canada offer to take Rohingya refugees

Asia

Bangladesh general election on December 23 despite Zia's arrest

Officials say the election will be held even as the main opposition leader remains imprisoned.

Bangladesh general election on December 23 despite Zia's arrest

Bangladesh

Bangladesh's unsung heroes: Model NGO sector spurs development

Aid projects are not uncommon in Bangladesh, where the war of liberation 'unleashed a sense of entrepreneurship'.

Bangladesh's unsung heroes: Model NGO sector spurs development

Human Rights

'Halt rushed Rohingya repatriation,' UN urges Myanmar, Bangladesh

Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed to start repatriating Rohingya to Rakhine state in November.

'Halt rushed Rohingya repatriation,' UN urges Myanmar, Bangladesh