Power, democracy and dissent

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    Power, democracy and journalism

    Nurul Kabir | Updated at 06:33pm on October 26, 2017

    JOURNALISM is a political activity, for any information it produces, any analysis it provides or any opinion it offers to its audience serves to some...

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    Challenges of civil society intellectuals

    Dr Mizanur Rahman Shelley | Updated at 06:25pm on October 26, 2017

    ‘IN THE beginning there was the word’. The word at the very heart of the revolutionary liberation of Bangladesh in 1971 was ‘democracy’. There were...

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    Declining democracy and reclining leadership

    Taj Hashmi | Updated at 06:15pm on October 26, 2017

    WHILE democracy has become problematic in several countries, on January 5, 2014, Bangladesh crossed the threshold of ‘illiberal democracy’ to enter the...

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    Whither civil society in promoting democracy

    Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir | Updated at 06:10pm on October 26, 2017

    THERE is a widespread frustration on the role of civil society in democratic transformation of state in Bangladesh. Such discontent heightens when ‘civil society’ is...

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    Media in times of class unrest

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 06:07pm on October 26, 2017

    THIS is not the moment for some slogan-mongering Lefties to overrun the republic but a time when old class clusters are undergoing rearrangements. The rise...

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    Islamic naissance to probe cultural imperialism

    Hisham M Nazer | Updated at 06:04pm on October 26, 2017

    ALTHOUGH we cannot say Bangladesh has ever fully enjoyed a cosmopolitan environment, but she sure has cultured a national organism that has so...

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    Civil society and democracy

    Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 05:58pm on October 26, 2017

    CIVIL society gained prominence worldwide as a political force beginning in the 1980s in the context of radical changes, first of economic paradigm, unleashed by...

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    Vortex in Bangladesh

    S M Shamsul Alam | Updated at 05:43pm on October 26, 2017

    SUMMER 2016 was eventful for Bangladesh. The holy month of Ramadan (fasting), June was marked by optimism as the rapidly growing urban middle class geared...

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    The social wilderness

    T Zami | Updated at 05:36pm on October 26, 2017

    BUS commuters in Dhaka would often notice a curious pattern. People flag down buses all the time at different intersections, even casually...

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    Rizwan – the story of a people’s resistance

    Sadia Arman | Updated at 05:20pm on October 26, 2017

    RIZWAN, a play produced and directed by Syed Jamil Ahmed was publicly shown at Shilpakala Academy from the 2nd to 10th September 2017. It uses...