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Bangladesh ranked 5th at online virus attack

People’s Republic of Bangladesh has been ranked as the 5th ‘most dangerous’ country for internet usage with an average online virus attack rate. According to a survey compiled by anti-virus software vendor AVG revealed, one in every 41 internet users of Bangladesh faces virus attack. Continue reading


September 1, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

People still write letter!

Few days ago, I read an article about the odd time of postal service. It was about loosing revenues. Yes, how many people write letters for informal communication even in a country of third world? We can communicate with mobile phones with a cheaper cost than sending letters. Courier services are offering better services than government run postal services. Therefore, our people have logically preferred courier service for formal communications. Continue reading

September 1, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

More miles to go

After reading my stories at IIJ Blog, some of my friends and course mates sent e-mails to me about the scopes and present scenario of online journalism in Bangladesh. Some of them thought that there is not huge scope for online media. However, I have tried to make their idea wrong. Continue reading

August 20, 2010 Posted by | International, Media, National, Personal, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Bangladeshi Editor Jailed

The Supreme Court of Bangladesh sentenced detained acting editor of the Daily Amar Desh, a Bangla newspaper, to six months imprisonment for committing a contempt of court. The court also fined him Tk 1 lakh. If he fails to pay the amount, he will has to serve one more month in jail, the court order said on Thursday. Earlier the court termed Mr. Rahman as ‘an Editor by chance’ as he had no academic knowledge and experience in journalism. Continue reading

August 19, 2010 Posted by | Media, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Piracy declared illegal in Bangladesh

At last, every kind of piraciy of audio and video has been declared illegal in a milestone verdict of High Court Division of Bangladesh Supreme Court today (17 August). Artists and producers of music and film industries of Bangladesh had urged to protect their merit rights and finally the court has given the historical rule. Continue reading

August 17, 2010 Posted by | Crime | , | Leave a comment

Controversy with digital contents

Writing styles (language) at online and digital contents like music are creating controversy among the people of Bangladesh. At the beginning of this month (August), High Court Division of Bangladesh Supreme court has banned the use of national anthem as a ring tone or welcome tune. The court has also fined three mobile phone operators- Grameenphone, Banglalink and Robi , for using the anthem for commercial purpose. Bangladesh recently passed a new law punishing those who insulted the national flag or anthem. Continue reading

August 16, 2010 Posted by | Analysis, Business, Crime, National, Personal | , , , | Leave a comment

Do not shut down online service for ‘security’

I have read a story at the Asian Tribune online this morning on Blackberry, Google and Skype. The title of the story is ‘Blackberry opens locked servers to India; victorious New Delhi now aims at Google & Skype’. This is good news at least for the Blackberry users of India who had the risk to face ban. As Indian Home Ministry will get full access to Blackberry’s encrypted servers, I hope that Indian Government will not impose ban on using Blackberry. Continue reading

August 16, 2010 Posted by | Analysis, International, Media, Personal | , , , , | 2 Comments

চরম নিষ্ঠুর না হলে কেউ স্বাধীনতার নায়ককে হত্যা করতে পারে না : সিসিলিয়া উইকস্ট্রম

সিসিলিয়া উইকস্ট্রম Cicilia Wickstrom

(প্রতিবেদনটি ১৫ আগস্ট দৈনিক কালের কণ্ঠে প্রকাশিত হয়েছে)
(The Report has been published at the Daily Kaler Kantho on 15 August 2010)

মেহেদী হাসান

ইউরোপীয় পার্লামেন্টের সদস্য সিসিলিয়া উইকস্ট্রম মনে করেন, ১৯৭৫ সালে বঙ্গবন্ধু হত্যাকাণ্ড ছিল ইতিহাসের চরম নৃশংস ঘটনাগুলোর একটি। যুদ্ধাপরাধবিষয়ক আন্তর্জাতিক সম্মেলনে যোগ দিতে গত জুন মাসে ঢাকা সফর করা এ রাজনীতিকের কাছে ই-মেইলে বঙ্গবন্ধু হত্যাকাণ্ডের ব্যাপারে জানতে চাইলে তিনি বলেন, যেকোনো হত্যাকাণ্ডই বেদনাদায়ক। বিশ্বব্যাপী বাংলাদেশিদের উদারতা ও আতিথেয়তার সুনাম আছে। এর সঙ্গে এ ধরনের হত্যাকাণ্ডের বিষয়টি মেলে না। তিনি আরো বলেন, ‘কতটা নিষ্ঠুর হলে এ দেশের মানুষ এমন এক নেতাকে হত্যা করে যিনি স্বাধীনতার স্বপ্ন বাস্তবায়ন করেছিলেন।’ Continue reading

August 15, 2010 Posted by | Crime, International, Interview, National | , , , , | 1 Comment

Good News Bad News

A TV station is telling that they are very shocked at the death of a bureau chief. On the other hand, an online newspaper is telling that ‘so called journalist’ has been killed.
When I saw the news at My TV, one of our new private TV channels, I was shocked and told that another journalist has been killed. But with in an hour I have got very bad impression about that man. According to Sheershanews, an online newspaper of Bangladesh, he was not a journalist. He used to express himself as a journalist. He never worked with any media house. According to police, the name of that man was in the ‘criminals list’. Continue reading

August 14, 2010 Posted by | Analysis, Crime, Media | , , | Leave a comment

Closing educational institutions to ease traffic jam

Traffic jam in Dhaka. Photo: Mahadi Hasan by Nokia 7210 Supernova

It was the demand and the Government of Bangladesh has done that. From tomorrow all school and colleges of Bangladesh will remain closed and it will continue till 16 September. The Education Minister, who declared the decision told about the month of Ramadan as reason. He also told that it was difficult for the students as well as parents to come to school at the early morning of Ramadan. That may be a reason as people got up after mid night to take food and perform fasting through out the day. But Education Minister also says, he believes that traffic jam will decrease if the educational institution are closed. Continue reading

August 13, 2010 Posted by | Analysis, Education, Group, Media, National | , , , | Leave a comment