Freedom House Report: Bangladesh is partly free

June 4, 2017 - 8:20 am | Event | Publication | Report

Bangladesh is an electoral democracy, though the opposition boycotted the 2014 elections, ensuring the dominance of the ruling Awami League. Official harassment of the political opposition, as well as of critical media and civil society voices, is on the rise. Security forces carry out a range of human right abuses, including extrajudicial executio

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Bangladesh in “Freedom in the World 2016” report

May 12, 2017 - 3:29 pm | Event | Publication | Report

Bangladesh received a downward trend arrow due to a series of high-profile murders by Islamist militants, increasing restrictions on critical journalists, and censorship of media content. Bangladesh continued to experience political and social unrest in 2015 as the ruling Awami League (AL) consolidated power, resisted calls for fresh elections, and

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Bangladesh-Myanmar relations: Open all windows to look East

May 21, 2016 - 3:57 pm | Event | Latest | Op-ED/Interview | Publication

Bangladesh foreign relation is often denounced for one-eyed confiscated approach or one-sighted approach – none of which is conducive to a country’s economic advancement. Elsewhere looking east to enhance trading with South East Asian countries can be potential windows of hope for multipurpose development. Yes it is Myanmar, member of ASEAN,

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Bangladesh Politics Update: December 2014

May 7, 2015 - 2:32 pm | Latest | Monthly Update | Publication

Bangladesh is, in the eye of Freedom House, a country of ‘partly free’ democracy. In both 2013 and 2014, this organization rated Bangladesh as a ‘partly free’ democratic one assessing the country’s internal civil liberties- freedom of expression and belief, associations and organizational rights, rule of law, personal autonomy and individual rights

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