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    Pandemic, democracy and press freedom

    Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:10am on October 15, 2020

    THE 17th founding anniversary of the outspoken national daily, New Age, comes at a time when, according to Reporters Without Borders, journalism is ‘entering a decisive decade…exacerbated by...

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    Which recovery path may we pursue?

    Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir | Updated at 12:02am on October 15, 2020

    THE COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges throwing the economy off-guard at a time when the country is stepping onto its 50th year of independence. There has evidently been a reversal of the...

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    Let’s keep asking questions

    Kaniz Fatema | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2020

    HARDLY anyone can remember when was the last time we heard about any constructive debate on nuclear power in Bangladesh. When was the last time we heard about any conference or seminar where researchers and...

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    Engagement for environment

    Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2020

    ALL conscious citizens know the state of the Bangladesh environment. Bangladesh’s courts of law regularly rule in favour of the environment. Bangladesh media cover the area every day. Bangladesh’s environment activists...

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    Consent is good, but sexual agency is better

    Nasrin Khandoker | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2020

    SEXUAL violence has nothing to do with sex. Violence means to harm, to violate, to harass, to humiliate other people. Sexual violence is a matter of power dynamics, not sexual dynamics. The term ‘sexual’ here refers to the...

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    Hegemonic masculinity in state, society

    Mirza Taslima Sultana | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2020

    Women or girls have never been safe in Bangladesh. Since childhood, my parents suggested that I return home before dark for my own safety. That was the patriarchal norm, but things have changed. Since the 1990s, women have...

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    Misrecognition of women’s roles

    Rumana Hashem | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2020

    THE year 2020 has been phenomenal not only for loss of life from COVID-19, economic collapse of capitalist ventures, extreme levels of workers exploitation and job losses across industrial and third sectors but also for...

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    Structural discrimination in Hill Tracts

    Hana Shams Ahmed | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2020

    WHEN the pandemic began to unfold in Bangladesh in late March, a group of Jumma activists based in different parts of Bangladesh got together for an emergency meeting to discuss the food and health situation in the...