articles by Nazmul Ahasan


Free Bangladesh must remain free, says photojournalist Shahidul Alam after release; was jailed for over 100 days

Shahidul was picked up by the police on 5 August, hours after his scathing interview with Al Jazeera, in which he harshly criticised the government’s dealing of student protests for safer roads in Dhaka.


Bangladesh retaliates with stern law even as editors protest repressive legislation curtailing press freedom

Bangladesh's newspaper editors formed a human chain in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka to protest against a newly enacted internet law.


Sheikh Hasina's dismissal of 'termites' remarks aside, India-Bangladesh ties face acid test ahead of General Elections

Bangladesh's prime minister Sheikh Hasina has played down the "illegal" Bangladeshi issue that has plagued the Indian political scene for years


Calm returns to Dhaka as students' protests dwindle; court orders police to admit arrested photojournalist Shahidul Alam to hospital

While journalists' groups called for proper investigation over attacks on media persons covering the protests, there was relative calm in Dhaka throughout Tuesday with buses returning to streets after the Cabinet approved a new road safety law.


Bangladesh Cabinet approves new draft transport law after massive protests; photographer's arrest sparks global outrage

Bangladesh’s cabinet has approved a new draft transport law on Monday that features increased maximum jail time for offenders by two years and included a TK. 500,000 fine.