A repressive political environment in Bangladesh ahead of the December 30, 2018 national elections is undermining the credibility of the process.
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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.
Bangladesh security forces have been arresting, intimidating opposition figures and threatening freedom of expression in advance of national elections.
North Korea’s hacking operations to gather intelligence and raise funds for the sanction-strapped government in Pyongyang may be gathering steam.
Journalists are jailed in unusual numbers worldwide, with 262 detained for their work at the end of 2017, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Bangladesh has been marked by violent protests in recent months, as protests over road conditions exploded into student-led political violence.
A new government commission investigating human rights abuses in Myanmar’s Rakhine state is being criticized by skeptics a day after it was announced.
the state persecution of dissent have raised fears of even the next parliamentary election turning into a violent sham
Bangladesh’s most prestigious university has suspended a professor for writing a column critical of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s father
Bangladeshi journalists took the streets to protest against a new digital security bill that damages media freedom
Niloy Chatterjee murdered by religious extremists is the fourth Bangladeshi blogger to be killed