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Managing cultural diversity—liberal values at a premium

by Anita Inder Singh on 12th September 2019 If Vladimir Putin thinks liberalism is obsolete when it comes to managing cultural diversity, democratic western-European leaders should not be echoing him. Greece is one of the latest member states of the European Union to be framing measures to tackle a fresh wave of human arrivals. And the handling of such newcomers—whether ... Read More »

ডাকসুর একই পদে নিকটতম প্রতিদ্বন্দ্বি দু’জন শিক্ষার্থীর যৌথ গোলটেবিল বৈঠক

ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ঃ ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের কোর্স ফলাফল প্রকাশ ও পাঠের বিষয়বস্তু ডিজিটালাইজেশন ও সংস্কার বিষয়ে ছাত্রলীগের কেন্দ্রীয় নেতা ও ডাকসুর কমনরুম ও ক্যাফেটেরিয়া বিষয়ক সম্পাদক লিপি আক্তার এবং একই পদে প্রতিদ্বন্দ্বিতাকারী ছাত্রদল কর্মী কানেতা ইয়া লাম-লাম সম্মিলিতভাবে আজ ৬ আগস্ট ২০১৯ মঙ্গলবার ডাকসু মিলনায়তনে একটি গোল টেবিল বৈঠকের আয়োজন করেন। Read More »

Cyberlaws in Southeast Asia spell bad news for HR, democracy

By Josef Benedict Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Apr 9 2019 (IPS) – Around the globe, cyberspace has become the new battleground in the fight for the heart and soul of democracy. And Southeast Asia is fast becoming one of the global hotspots where the screws are being tightened on freedom of expression online. Governments across the region have been passing legislation ... Read More »

It’s time to talk about democracy at work

by Stan De Spiegelaere Democracy at work has many benefits but above all, it is a matter of human dignity. My normal bike commute to work was interrupted by red flags. No revolution (yet) but industrial action blocked access to an energy company (and my bike path). Asked about their complaints, one of the strikers said: ‘Management ignores the rules ... Read More »

‘Restore democracy to celebrate 50th year of liberation’

Dhaka, May 14 – Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain on Tuesday said a democratic atmosphere and the rule of law are necessary to restore people’s ownership of the country. “We want to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence in a democratic atmosphere. We also want to restore people’s ownership of the country by ensuring the rule of law,” ... Read More »

No chance to restore democracy with Khaleda in jail: BNP

Dhaka, Apr 22 (UNB) – BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Monday said it is not possible to ‘restore’ democracy in the country without freeing Khaleda Zia from jail. Speaking at a sit-in programme, he urged BNP leaders and activists to get ready for launching a mass movement to have Khaleda released from jail. “It’s not possible to restore ... Read More »

Hard to enforce hartal for ‘lack of democracy’: Fakhrul

Thakurgaon, Apr 12 – BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday said it is now difficult to enforce a hartal in the country for ‘lack of democracy’. “Our party is going through a critical time after the election. BNP leaders and activists are in fear of getting arrested or implicated in false cases,” he said. Talking to reporters ... Read More »

Rise in cyberlaws spell bad news for SE Asia HR, democracy

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Apr 9 2019 (IPS) – Around the globe, cyberspace has become the new battleground in the fight for the heart and soul of democracy. And Southeast Asia is fast becoming one of the global hotspots where the screws are being tightened on freedom of expression online. Governments across the region have been passing legislation ostensibly aimed at regulating ... Read More »

BNP briefs foreign diplomats on polls, democracy

Dhaka, Apr 4 (UNB) – BNP on Thursday briefed foreign diplomats stationed in Dhaka about the country’s latest situation and some other issues, including party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s health condition and recent upazila polls. BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and the party’s some senior leaders apprised the diplomats of the party’s observations on the issues at a closed-door ... Read More »

Democracy buried on Dec 30: Dr Kamal

Dhaka, Mar 9 – Gono Forum president Dr Kamal Hossain on Saturday alleged that democracy was buried in the country by holding a ‘tainted and so-called’ national election on December 30. Speaking at a meeting of Gono Forum’s presidium members, Dr Kamal, however, hoped that people will surely protect the country from destruction, said a party press release. “The national ... Read More »

Corruption endangers democracy, social justice, rule of law

Dhaka, Jan 28 (UNB) – The High Court has observed that corruption, including financial crimes, today not only poses a grave danger to the concept of good governance, but also threatens the very foundation of democracy, social justice and the rule of law. “It’s beyond controversy that where corruption begins, all rights end. Corruption devalues human rights, chokes development and ... Read More »

Facebook could threaten democracy: former GCHQ chief

Facebook could become a threat to democracy without tougher regulation, the former head of intelligence agency GCHQ has said. Robert Hannigan told the BBC the social media giant was more interested in profiting from user data than “protecting your privacy”. It comes after MPs this week accused Facebook of striking secret deals over user data. The firm has also been ... Read More »

An ounce of democracy

As the old adage goes: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Nowhere is this more appropriate than when it comes to conflict. Violent conflict causes not only human suffering and destruction but robs entire societies of development and growth. Read More »

Single European EU President: For democratic European polity

Experts and pundits have long discussed how to fill the perceived gap between ordinary citizens and the workings of the European institutions. EU institutions have been suffering for a long time from a knowledge deficit, even more so than a democratic one, given that there is a popularly elected Parliament endowed with full legislative powers in most policy areas. Read More »

Khaleda calls global attention to reinstate democracy: BNP

The BNP on Friday refuted claims that its Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s calling international attention for ‘reinstating democracy in Bangladesh’ was an act of ‘sedition’. Khaleda wrote in the ‘Washington Times’ opinion column dated Jan 30, under the title “Zia: The thankless role in saving democracy in Bangladesh”, which drew scathing criticism at parliament on Thursday night. Read More »