• Images

    Revisiting the Brandenburg Gate

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2019

    THINKING about why the celebrations to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall seemed so inadequate, I remembered a story told...

  • Images

    Lanka prisoners demand freedom after Swede’s killer pardoned

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:07am on November 13, 2019

    Hundreds of inmates at Sri Lanka’s biggest high-security prison staged a second day of protests Tuesday, demanding their freedom after the president pardoned a well-connected...

  • Images

    Habeas carcass

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on November 10, 2019

    ‘LAW has reached its finest moments when it has freed men from the unlimited discretion of some ruler, some civil or military official, some bureaucrat....

  • Images

    Freedom of speech still gagged: rights activists   

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:43pm on November 02, 2019

    Academics, jurists and rights activists at a discussion on Saturday said the government continued gaging the freedom of expressions, thoughts and mass media by enacting...

  • Images

    Will Vladimir Putin declare capitalism dead too?

    Phil Butler | Updated at 12:00am on September 22, 2019

    IS IT time for a new Declaration of Independence? If true individual choice and truth are any factor of freedom, the writing is on the...

  • Images

    The capitalists are afraid

    Chris Hedges | Updated at 12:00am on September 14, 2019

    CAPITALISTS seek to maximise profits and reduce the cost of labour. This sums up capitalism at its core. It is defined by these immutable objectives....

  • Images

    Ensure freedom of movement, internet for Rohingyas: HRW

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on September 08, 2019

    Human Rights Watch on Saturday suggested that the Bangladesh government should end restrictions on Rohingyas’ freedom of movement and access to the internet and online...

  • Images

    Inequality, absence of freedom risk social unrest: seminar

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:51am on September 01, 2019

    Economists and politicians at seminar on Saturday said the eight per cent growth amid dangerous inequality, absence of political freedom as well as good governance...

  • Images

    Prime Minister’s comment that TV channels enjoying freedom ‘lie of the year’: BNP

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:33am on August 30, 2019

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Thursday said that the prime minister’s Wednesday comment on television channels in which she claimed that the operators’ were enjoying complete...

  • Images

    US vows to promote religious freedom

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    The United States on Friday said it joins the international community in welcoming the United Nations’ decision to designate August 22 as the International Day...