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    Published both in Bengali and English, Netra News is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit platform of reportage, analysis and debate on Bangladeshi politics, society and culture. It has been set up to pursue public interest journalism. Our principal audience is expected to be the Bangladeshi public, within the country and in the diaspora, but we also aim to be an important source of information and analysis for a wider international audience. The editorial office of Netra News is located in the Swedish city of Malmö, and it is registered as an online publication with the Swedish Press and Broadcasting Authority. Netra News is a project of Bangladesh Media Network, which is overseen by an organisational board: Kerstin Brunnberg (journalist, Sweden), president Bina D’Costa (academic, Australia), secretary Dan Morrison (journalist, United States), treasurer Netra News is currently supported by a grant from the National Endowment for Democracy. Responsible publisher (ansvarig utgivare) & Editor-in-Chief: Tasneem Khalil BMN/Netra Media Evolution City, Stora Varvsgatan 6A 211 19 Malmö, Sweden

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  • Bangladesh: When Joy shouts hypocrisy0

    • Blog
    • January 14, 2021

    Netra News 14 January 2021 Screenshot shot from Sajeeb Wazed’s Facebook Page Sajeeb Wazed Joy continues in his quest to find new excuses for the indefensible conduct of the Bangladesh government. Joy is the son of the Bangladesh prime minister and her IT advisor. In terms of political sons, think something like Donald Trump Jr.

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  • Can the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party emerge as a credible opposition anytime soon?0

    When survival is not enough Kamal Ahmed January 7, 2021 BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia at a rally outside her party office in January 2016, to mark the second anniversary of the January 2014 national elections that the party boycotted. Photo: Suvra Kanti Das/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News Bangladesh enters its eighth consecutive year without an effective

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  • Will Bangladesh be amongst the victims of Indian vaccine nationalism?0

    Netra News Jan 4 · 2021 Vials of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus disease vaccine are removed from a visual inspection machine inside a lab at Serum Institute of India, Pune, India, November 30, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas On Sunday, Indian media reported that Adar Poonawalla, the head of Serum Institute of India, had said that the Indian Government will not

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  • How the Bangladesh police now censors fiction0

    Netra News Screenshot of a scene from the film which has resulted in the arrest of a film director and actor In Bangladesh, it can take courage for a newspaper to write about the realities of the country’s law enforcement activities – their role in torture, extra-judicial killings, disappearances, and corruption. Now, however, even relatively

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  • Bangladesh: Is the Awami League putting Mujib’s legacy at risk?0

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    • December 18, 2020

    The independence leader is central to many stories told about Bangladesh, but there are dangers in the government not allowing any space for debate about him. Jacco Visser December 18, 2020 A mural painting of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as part of celebrations for International Mother Language Day in Dhaka in 2018. (Credit: Md. Mehedi Hasan/ZUMA

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  • The Bashan Char confusion: The stateless Rohingya differ on whether they should move to an island off the coast of Bangladesh0

    • Blog
    • December 18, 2020

    Susannah Savage December 17, 2020 View of the world largest Rohingya refugee camp at Balukhali in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh , taken in October 2019 (credit: Qudama Rafiq / Alamy Stock Photo) For the last three years, Laila and her family lived in a small plastic tent, crammed alongside a mass of other makeshift shelters in “a

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  • Facebook takes action against hackers in Bangladesh0

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    • December 11, 2020

    Netra News 11 December 2020 In May 2020, Netra News published an investigative report on state-sponsored cybercrime in Bangladesh. Now, Facebook has issued a statement on its own investigation into two groups in Bangladesh – Don’s Team and CRAF – who “use their infrastructure to abuse our platform, distribute malware and hack people’s accounts across the internet.” The Facebook

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