17th Anniversary Special

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    Misappropriation of Ben products and protection of ‘Traditional Cultural Expressions’

    Kabita Chakma | Updated at 10:10pm on October 26, 2020

    There have been increasing local and global concerns about misuse or misappropriation of indigenous cultures by powerful individuals or institutions, often belonging to dominant communities....

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    The precarity of pre-existing conditions

    Elora Halim Chowdhury | Updated at 12:50am on October 15, 2020

    THE World Health Organisation officially declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on March 11, 2020, which, in the opinion of many health and policy professionals, was...

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    Challenges of life and livelihood

    Samina Luthfa | Updated at 12:14am on October 15, 2020

    THE COVID-19 pandemic has affected and will be affecting the world including both developing and developed countries. Countries of the world have responded differently to...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...