Category Archives: Politics

Anna bhai, Gandhigiri and us

Asif Saleh.

Published in BDnews24 on 30 August.

This piece considers the impact of Anna Hazare’s campaign on Bangladeshi politics.

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Of punishment and clemency

Syeed Ahamed.

Published in BDnews24 on 2 August 2011.

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Municipal polls — an analysis

Rumi Ahmed.

Published in BDnews24.com on 3 February 2011.

This piece analyses the implications of the recently concluded municipal elections.

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Legitimate vs. Authoritarian Policy Making

Syeed Ahamed.

Published in the Forum on 3 January 2011

This piece outlines the history of policy making by elected and un-elected regimes in the past — and opportunities ahead for the current government.

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Lie u ten ant

Syeed Ahamed.

Published in BDnews24 on 30 November 2010.

This piece discusses the lies our leaders tell us.

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Abusing the war crimes trial

Syeed Ahamed.

Published in the Independent on 10 October 2010.

This piece warns against the dangers of politicising the impending trial of those who committed crimes against humanity in 1971.

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Media and politics

Asif Saleh and Mridul Chowdhury.

Published in the Independent on 10 October 2010.

This piece provides a brief history of the media’s role in politics over the past few decades.

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Where the Streets Have no Name

Bina D’Costa.

The Daily Star Forum, 6 September 2010.

This piece  looks into displacement and dislocation in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.

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Faceblocked

By Fariha Sarawat.

Published in the Daily Star on 2 June 2010.

This piece shows the folly in the government’s recent ‘temporary’ ban on Facebook.

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Interpreting Bhola-3 verdict

By Jyoti Rahman.

Published in BDnews24 on 22 April 2010.

Like all by-elections, Bhola allows new opportunities for the opposition as well as the ruling party to prove their case. But this piece argues that there is also the risk of over-interpretation.

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