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Hedenius Prize 2017 goes to blogger Shamima Aktar

This year’s Hedenius Prize is awarded to Shamima Aktar for her work for women’s rights and integration, as well as as representative of secular bloggers and activists forced to fly to Sweden from Bangladesh.

Shamima Aktar (Shamima Mitu) is awarded the 2017 Hedenius Prize for her work for women’s rights in Bangladesh and Sweden. She is […]

Political Parties and Ethics

By Syed Mahi Ahmed
A question may rise “do political parties have any ethics?” To me, this is not a complex and twisted question, rather a very simple question; and straightforward answer can be given in this regard. The answer is “no”; to me, political parties have no ethics at all, they deal with two dimensions […]

By |May 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Remembering Ananta Bijoy: An unsung luminous soul

There was a time when only a handful of intellectuals dared to promote free thought and rational thinking countering religious dogmas and superstitions. Their writings were often too complicated for mass people’s understanding, for which they gained little or no attention. Few writers realized the significance of promoting scientific thoughts at the grass-root level. Ananta […]

By |May 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

The Hague showing solidarity to people who are putting their lives on the line for freedom of expression

Press Release
21/02/2017

The Hague showing solidarity to people who are putting their lives on the line for freedom of expression

Muktomona, an internet congregation of freethinkers, rationalists, skeptics, atheists & humanists and the Hague Peace Projects, a Dutch human rights organization are jointly organizing “The Hague Freedom Book Fair 2017” from 24th until 27th of February […]

ISIS releases new video message with renewed threats against Bangladeshi targets

ISIS has posted a new video featuring three of its Bangladeshi members. The video is 5.50 minutes long and was probably shot in Syria/Raqqa. The group called for a jihad in Bangladesh and threatened to launch more attacks on Bangladeshi targets and ‘crusaders’ and ‘crusader nations.’

The first speaker said:

The jihad that has come to Bangladesh […]

By |July 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

In support of secular bloggers and freethinkers in Bangladesh – The Nordic and Estonian PEN centres condemn the acts of violence and demand protection for those in danger

 

27.4.2016

Freedom of expression is under a serious threat once again in Bangladesh, where four freethinkers have been brutally murdered within a month:

On April 25th Xulhaz Mannan, a gay rights activist and an editor at LGBT magazine, Roopbaan, and a fellow activist and USAID employee Tanay Mojumdar were killed in Mannan’s apartment.
On April 23rd Professor Rezaul […]

Who is the Bangladesh Government really siding with?

The Government’s political servitude towards Islamism:

Following the killings of Bangladeshi secular bloggers, writers, and activists at predictably regular intervals; the Bangladesh government officials had made various remarks and statements on this issue.  Needless to say, these comments and offhand remarks have jeopardized the safety and security of the bloggers and to some extent encouraged the […]

By |April 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|3 Comments
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