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“The 2,400-year-old fight for free speech”

The man who stood for freedom.” That’s how Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been branded by the world of academia.

But what, precisely, is this freedom that puts Ai Weiwei at the centre of attention of scholars from across the world?

The ancient root of this struggle can be traced back to […]

Shahjahan Bachchu: A martyr of free thoughts

“in recent years no other country of the world has recorded more hostility towards intellect than Bangladesh, not even Pakistan or Iran.” 

In a bid to silence the critical voices of the country, yet another name has been added to our very own ever-growing list of Martyrs of free thoughts.

The tragic murder of poet and publisher […]

By |June 12th, 2018|bangalee freethinker, Bangladesh, Mukto-Mona, Society|0 Comments

Attack on Professor Muhammad Zafar Iqbal

Yesterday, there was an attempt on the life of Professor Muhammad Zafar Iqbal who is a leading intellectual in Bangladesh, . The assassin was standing behind Prof. Iqbal when he was overseeing a robotics meet at Sylhet’s Shah Jalal Engineering and Technology University. The attacker managed to stab him in the head with a dagger. […]

By |March 4th, 2018|bangalee freethinker|1 Comment

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 […]

We cannot support oppression

Why should it be different for individuals of a sexual minority?

Soon after the spreading out of the news, that Bangladesh has sided with twelve other member states, most of which are considered as oppressive regimes including Donald Trump’s America, to vote against a UN resolution condemning capital punishment for homosexuality, I have received a call […]

Avijit Roy: The Gadfly voice of reason

Avijit Roy(1972-2015) was a voice of reason in an age when people boast of their ignorance and lies are claimed as alternatives to universal truths. A software engineer by profession and a writer by passion Avijit Roy was a leading Bangladeshi-American human rights activist, author and a pioneer in Bengali free-thought movement.

The country of […]

Remembering Abdul Jabbar

The legendary singer of patriotic songs during the liberation struggle of Bangladesh in 1971, Muhammed Abdul Jabbar, has died in a hospital in Dhaka this morning (August 30), Bangladesh time. He has left behind millions of fans who were immensely inspired by his songs during the movement for fairness for the province of East Bengal […]

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