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Splotches Of Ink

Sheikh Hasina’s men take aim at a respected journalist

Splotches Of Ink
Mahfuz Anam outside a court in Rangpur | Photo by AFP (From Outlook Issue 14 March 2016)
Splotches Of Ink
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2016-03-04T23:13:01+05:30

Bangladesh’s Awami League government of Sheikh Hasina seems to be following Narendra Modi’s example of silencing dissenters. How­­­ever, at the receiving end of Dhaka’s ruling party’s ire are not ‘anti-national’ students, but Mahfuz Anam, one of the country’s most celebrated journalists and editor of the Daily Star.

The newspaper is not only the most-read English daily of Bangladesh, but has also been a window to developments within the country for people who do not read Bengali.

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