Free speech advocates say Bangladesh’s new Digital Security Act is ‘ripe for abuse’

Free speech advocates say Bangladesh’s new Digital Security Act is ‘ripe for abuse’

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Free speech advocates say Bangladesh’s new Digital Security Act is ‘ripe for abuse’ Posted 28 September 2018 13:25 GMT In February 2018, journalists demonstrated their opposition to the new law using the hashtag #IamASpy, referring to  the law’s provision of espionage charges against those who…

An Uncertain Future Ahead for Rohingya in Bangladesh

An Uncertain Future Ahead for Rohingya in Bangladesh

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An Uncertain Future Ahead for Rohingya in Bangladesh By Tharanga YakupitiyageReprint |        |  Print | Send by email IPS Correspondent Tharanga Yakupitiyage talks to AMBASSADOR MASUD BIN MOMEN, permanent representative of Bangladesh to the U.N about the Rohingya’ crisis. A Rohingya woman and her child at a refugee…

Three days behind bars for the ‘crime’ of journalism: Diary of a Nigerian journalist

Three days behind bars for the ‘crime’ of journalism: Diary of a Nigerian journalist

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Three days behind bars for the ‘crime’ of journalism: Diary of a Nigerian journalist Posted 18 September 2018 19:23 GMT Samuel Ogundipe. Photo by PREMIUM TIMES, used with permission. On August 14, 2018, Nigerian investigative journalist Samuel Ogundipe was detained by Nigeria’s Special Tactical Squad after refusing…

Bangladesh: Protesters demand the release of Shahidul Alam

Bangladesh: Protesters demand the release of Shahidul Alam

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Protesters artfully demand the release of Shahidul Alam, Bangladesh’s prisoner of conscience Posted 15 September 2018 2:50 GMT People gathered at the Shahbag Square in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka wearing masks to protest the detention of internationally acclaimed photographer Shahidul Alam and other students….

Myanmar army, government aim to silence independent journalism: U.N.

Myanmar army, government aim to silence independent journalism: U.N.

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 / 2:34 PM / UPDATED 13 HOURS AGO Myanmar army, government aim to silence independent journalism: U.N. 3 MIN READ GENEVA (Reuters) – Military and government officials in Myanmar have waged a “political campaign” to quash independent journalism, arresting…