Bangladesh is not safe for bloggers

Bangladesh is not safe for bloggers

In this article from the Dhaka Times, we learn that 19 more bloggers have received death threats from an extremist Islamic group calling itself Ittehadul Mujahideen. They’ve apparently already murdered four people for the crime of publishing their thoughts...

The Manama Incident

Read here about The Manama Incident, in which Fakhria al-Singace, the sister of Dr Abdul Jalil Al-Singace, was arrested for the crime of protesting her brother’s arrest. Her offense was to hold up a banner reading “It is forbidden to arbitrarily arrest and...

Fourth Blogger Murdered in Bangladesh

There is not much for me to add to this besides what’s in the article: someone, presumably Muslim fundamentalist militants, is murdering bloggers in Bangladesh for speaking their minds. It’s crazy to consider that there are places in the world where people...

PEN Canada launches Censorship Tracker

PEN has launched its Censorship Tracker, the first online tool of its kind in Canada and the product of a lot of hard work by the Canadian Issues Committee, of which I am honoured to be the chair. Especial congratulations to our intern, Cherise Seucheran, for building...