Some critics of government’s response to COVID-19 in Bangladesh are facing the law over charges of spreading rumours and misinformation on facebook.
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News about the struggle for better democracy in Bangladesh. According to Freedom House, the latest elections were "deemed free and fair by European Union observers and other monitoring groups but serious problems remain in the election system and in ensuring human rights". Also check out our section on World Democracy.
New telecommunications and internet restrictions on Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh will disrupt critical humanitarian and emergency services, HRW.
Democracy has regressed in much of Asia though there are notable exceptions like Malaysia and Taiwan. Post looks at role of China in these developments.
The Bangladesh government should end clampdown on Rohingya refugees’ freedom of movement and access to the internet and online communications.
Time stands still for more than 740,000 homeless Rohingya Muslims, who are still unable to return home two years after being driven out of northern Rakhine.
People are increasingly disappearing into government custody in Bangladesh. Government authorities staunchly deny these allegations.
Authorities have blocked access to popular news portal in what critics condemned as the latest blow to freedom of expression in the South Asian nation.
Bangladeshi authorities and U.N. refugee agency have registered more than a quarter million Rohingya refugees and presented them with identity documents.
Bangladesh authorities made a series of new arrests in their crackdown on the right to free speech, Human Rights Watch said today.
In its annual press freedom index, Reporters Sans Frontières has dropped Bangladesh to 150th out of 180 countries – the lowest ranking it has ever received.