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After Charlie Hebdo: The free speech fight begins at home

After Charlie Hebdo: The free speech fight begins at home

Threats against freedom of expression come in all shapes and sizes. We need to stand up to the bullies together.

Samira Shackle: Little comfort for Bangladesh’s secular bloggers

Samira Shackle: Little comfort for Bangladesh’s secular bloggers

Facing the double threat of extremist violence and state repression, Bangladeshi bloggers daring to speak up for secular values are fighting for their lives

Youth Advisory Board urges Bangladeshi government to help bloggers

Youth Advisory Board urges Bangladeshi government to help bloggers

Secular bloggers in Bangladesh are fearing for their lives as four fellow bloggers were killed by machete-wielding extremists in the country earlier

Bangladesh must act against impunity

Bangladesh must act against impunity

Index on Censorship deplores the killing of blogger Niloy Chakrabarti in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and calls on the authorities to investigate the murder and ensure that those responsible are found and brought to justice.

July 2: Fighting Machetes with Pens – The Voltaire Lecture 2015 (partner event)

July 2: Fighting Machetes with Pens – The Voltaire Lecture 2015 (partner event)

On 26 February this year, Bonya Ahmed and her husband Avijit Roy, both humanist bloggers, were visiting the national book fair of Bangladesh. Just outside Dhaka University, they were attacked with machetes by Islamic fundamentalists. Ahmed was severely wounded and Roy himself was killed. In the British Humanist Association’s 2015 Voltaire Lecture, Ahmed will make

Index condemns murder of Bangladeshi secular blogger

Index on Censorship condemns the brutal murder of Bangladeshi blogger Ananta Bijoy Das — the third such attack since February. AFP reported that attackers wearing masks hacked atheist blogger Das to death with machetes. The murder follows that of fellow atheist Avijit Roy, a blogger who advocated secularism, and who was

Padraig Reidy: Sentenced to death for not believing in God

Padraig Reidy: Sentenced to death for not believing in God

Washiqur Rahman and Ajivit Roy were killed because they were atheists who refused to keep quiet about their beliefs

Index on Censorship condemns brutal murder of blogger Avijit Roy

Index on Censorship condemns the brutal murder of US-Bangladeshi blogger Avijit Roy. Roy, an atheist who advocated secularism, was hacked to death by a knife-wielding mob in Dhaka as he walked back from a book fair. Index CEO Jodie Ginsberg said: “Our sympathies are with the family of Avijit Roy.

Digital freedom in Bangladesh: Navigating in uncertain waters

Digital freedom in Bangladesh: Navigating in uncertain waters

Bangladesh witnessed the internet take on an increasing role in its socio-political sphere in 2013, Faheem Hussain writes

Future looks fraught in polarised Bangladesh

Future looks fraught in polarised Bangladesh

Dhaka's rival political matriarchs must talk to each other for the good of their country, says Samira Shackle

Bangladesh rejects call for blasphemy law, but atheist bloggers still detained

Padraig Reidy: Bangladesh rejects call for blasphemy law, but atheist bloggers still detained

Bangladesh: Journalist murdered

A journalist has been hacked to death in Bangladesh after reporting on a local drug syndicate. Jamal Uddin from Banglore daily Gramer Kagoj was allegedly kidnapped by syndicate leader Tota Miah and ten other men at 11pm on 15 June. The attackers gauged out one of the journalist’s eyes, slashed veins on

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