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Rethought about journalism

‘Journalism is the only profession where no one needs any qualification!’, a government employee said this during our friendly chat. I could not protest. Two days back, I read an article on journalism where one of our colleagues argued for an institutional mechanism which could allow someone to work as a journalist. Continue reading

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August 2, 2012 Posted by | Analysis, Media, Personal | , , , , , | Leave a comment

BD Government Should Disband or Radically Reform RAB: HRW

Members of Rapid Action Battalion

The Bangladeshi government is failing to keep its commitment to end extrajudicial killings, torture and other abuses by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and hold those responsible accountable, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a new report today. Brad Adams, the Director (Asia) of HRW said, after two years in office, the government has had more than enough time to take action to stop the RAB’s murderous practices. A death squad is roaming the streets of Bangladesh and the government does not appear to be doing anything to stop it. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina needs to act. Continue reading

May 10, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 6 Comments

Fifty words bring the end of 30 years

‘In the name of God the merciful, the compassionate, citizens, during these very difficult circumstances Egypt is going through, President Hosni Mubarak has decided to step down from the office of president of the republic and has charged the high council of the armed forces to administer the affairs of the country. May God help everybody.’
The words of the Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman was simple and expected. As I can remember BBC presenter was saying ‘The rule of 30 years has come to the end by 50 words’. Continue reading

February 11, 2011 Posted by | Foreign Affairs, International, Media, National, Peace, Political | , , | Leave a comment

Neutrality is missing!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was reading a political commentary this morning. I found it in a news website and it was written by journalist, leader of journalist community. I followed the recent political incidents. But I was eager to know the analysis of that journalist. I read the analysis and read the readers’ comments also. Continue reading

November 22, 2010 Posted by | Analysis, Media, Political, Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

যৌথ বাণিজ্য কমিশনের বৈঠক : মিয়ানমারের কাছে ব্যাংকিং ও ভিসা সুবিধা সম্প্রসারণ চাইবে বাংলাদেশ

(The report has been published at the Daily Kaler Kantho on 20 September, 2010)

মেহেদী হাসান
ঢাকায় আগামী বুধবার শুরু হচ্ছে দুই দিনব্যাপী বাংলাদেশ-মিয়ানমার যৌথ বাণিজ্য কমিশনের চতুর্থ বৈঠক। এতে বাংলাদেশ মিয়ানমারের কাছে ব্যাংকিং ও ভিসা সুবিধা সম্প্রসারণ করার দাবি জানাবে। আলোচনা হবে দ্বিপক্ষীয় বাণিজ্য সংশ্লিষ্ট বিভিন্ন ইস্যুতে। Continue reading

September 20, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

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