Monthly Archives: March 2015

Bangladesh: MEDIA and the LAW

by  S M Masum Billah
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Pinpointing Bangladesh on the Globe

Law and legal institutions are omnipresent in Bangladeshi society. So is the media, electronic media in particular. People are involved with the law like it or not. They often complain about legalism. They have developed a mind-set about the functioning of laws. Media plays a role in forming this mind-set. Accordingly, there is an uneasy relationship between law and the media. The law of libel and the social action litigations offer two glaring examples of this uneasy relationship. Legal scholars may write volumes on the legal aspects of the issue. However, to my mind, there is a motion factor in mounting up such a relationship. Let me explain how and why.

There was an age when law could have been traced from the king’s dictum or stone’s inscription. Afterwards, passing through the handwriting era, law entered into the printing age. Printing provided law a kind of continuity and stability in its functioning. [....]

Free the FREEDOM!

by  Mohammad Golam Sarwar
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While reading a book called ‘Freedom is not Free’, by Shiv Khera I find an undeniable truth that every generation needs to earn its own freedom. That means freedom is not free, in order to achieve freedom there should be some sacrifice. Even the historic four freedoms propounded by Franklin Roosevelt had arisen out of sacrifice of millions of people in the event of unprecedented danger and instability during the World War II. Coming to the birth of Bangladesh, it was the freedom for which three million people sacrificed their lives. But unfortunately freedom is not free at all in Bangladesh even after forty four years of independence. Protection of freedom is constantly charging human lives amidst of fear and instability. Now the question is how many lives we have to sacrifice to secure freedom? A definite uncertainty might be the response.

The recent brutal killing of Avijit Roy, a writer and co- founder moderators of … [....]

Ode to BDLR: Advancing ‘awesome activism’ throughout the nation

by  Kawsar Mahmood

 

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BDLR Logo in Bangladesh Green

 “Our Vision is very clear, Mission is explicitly defined and Fashion, way of work, is well designed. Still, as it is a new national law review that seems deviant and feels extraordinary, let us justify our endeavor to glorify the very purposes of law review.”

‘Law Review’ is a customary expression of law journal edited, published and managed by students from law schools. But, while making an extreme-exception is the general-disposition of creative legal mind, we, a group of young law professionals in Bangladesh pull us together to thrive on academic research with this surname.  In such a deviation, our action is audacious. Hence, we set March – the same month in which our brave national heroes started showing extreme audacity in 1971 – to unveil our official website.

The founders, composed BDLR’s ‘editorial clan’, are of mainly proficient legal professionals; but, we believe ourselves life-time law learner. Our major … [....]