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ROMEL CHAKMA. PART-I: Is custodial killing heroic?

by rahnuma ahmed Romel Chakma, 20 year-old HSC examinee and student leader of Pahari Chatra Parishad, was picked up by army personnel on April 5, 2017. Allegedly tortured, he died in hospital two weeks later. Romel Chakma © Photographer not known. … Continue reading

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DEATH OF ROMEL CHAKMA: NHRC seeks Army’s explanation

DEATH OF ROMEL CHAKMA NHRC seeks Army’s explanation Muktadir Rashid | Published: 00:23, Jun 24,2017 | Updated: 00:38, Jun 24,2017       The National Human Rights Commission has written to the defence ministry asking for a Bangladesh Army explanation … Continue reading

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The Best Years of My Life

Press release German Foreign Office and Neue Galerie Berlin will present Shahidul Alam at Deutsche Welle’s Global Media Forum and at the Global Forum on Migration and Development in Berlin.   With the book publication and the exhibition “The best … Continue reading

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Embracing the Other

Shahidul Alam’s new show combats Islamophobia, extremism: The Punch Interview by Ina Puri   Apr 30, 2017 For celebrated Bangladeshi photographer, writer and curator Shahidul Alam, a just world is a plural space where many thoughts can coexist. His latest … Continue reading

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Forest of Tides: The Sundarbans

The world’s largest mangrove forest is home to hundreds of species and, mostly along its edges, 4 million people. September/October 2016 PDF Saudi Aramco World Magazine Written by Louis Werner Photographed by Shahidul Alam / DRIK Split not quite in half … Continue reading

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PATHSHALA’S RESPONSE TO BDNEWS24.COM’S REPORT

A report on Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, published by the online news portal bdnews24.com, has come to our attention (“Shahidul Alam’s Pathshala operates without affiliation,” bdnews24.com, 6 August 2016). Unsubstantiated allegations, backbiting and innuendo and the absence of cross … Continue reading

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On the ‘uncertified’ Pathshala

At a time when our entire education system is in crisis, the quality of education is in question and the values that student’s inculcate is a source of fear. A student of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, in response to questions about the … Continue reading

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