INSIGHT: SOUTH ASIA - Democracy in Bangladesh hangs by a thread as
3 March 2023
MARCH 3, 2023 INSIGHT: SOUTH ASIA Democracy in Bangladesh hangs by a thread as press freedoms unravel THE TAKEAWAY However, in February 2023, the council rejected Dainik Dinkal’s plea and reinstated the government The Bangladeshi government, by closing the shutdown order. [...] In press freedoms dwindle and the country slides into a January, the government also ordered the closure of one-party state. [...] Some observers link the newspaper shutdown to The Dhaka district magistrate, under Bangladeshi the ruling party’s broader crackdown on political government directives, initially ordered the media opposition ahead of the upcoming general elections. [...] The Centre for Governance Studies in the upcoming election, citing the AL’s reluctance reports that from January 2020 to September 2022, to hold free and fair votes. [...] affiliated with the government and the AL, revealing The lack of a viable candidate to lead the opposition the broader trend of government control over public political party makes it crucial for the BNP to opinion.