Lest We Forget The Real Mafias of Bangladesh

Barrister Shah Ali Farhad: When Awami League won a landslide election led by Sheikh Hasina on 29 December 2008, it was bad bad news for some very crooked and powerful people: 1. The convicted killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib, whose appeals in the Supreme Court were intentionally stalled by the then BNP-Jamaat Government from 2001-06. Rememb...

Where is the Prime Minister in Al Jazeera’s “All the Prime Minister’s Men”?

M Azhar Uddin Bhuiyan and Saurov Dash Roni: The trailer of Al-Jazeera’s latest report “All the Prime Minister’s Men” was released in the social media with an impression that the premier of the report would actually constitute a coup d'etat in Bangladesh. After a not so prolonged hiatus, when the report was published, the...

Repeat of Al Jazeera notoriety

Sharif Shahab Uddin: The same drama is being repeatedly staged once and again by the same group of people who are known for their notorious past of opposing the creation of Bangladesh and took part in conducting history’s worst genocide during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971. Despite their frantic and repeated attempts to thwart ...

Al Jazeera helping militancy?

Sharif Shahab Uddin: There are lot of discussions, criticisms and debates over the Qatar-based television channel Al Jazeera. The channel is a flagship of the media conglomerate Al Jazeera Media Network. There is no other global news agency which has drawn flak because of its policy and news authenticity like Al Jazeera. After observing severa...

Al Jazeera: A Propaganda Machine Masquerading as a News Network

Barrister Shah Ali Farhad: Al Jazeera (“AJ”), the Doha based news network, is no stranger to controversy. They have been banned by multiple countries, and have received sanctions and/or faced legal challenges in others. From the Middle East to South Asia, the allegations range from indirectly spreading the supremacist ideology of Mu...