Bangladesh: Censorship board blocks minority language film

3 December 2015

The first Chakma language film in Bangladesh has been censored by the Bangladesh Film Censor Board By Pantha Rahman Reza   ‘Mor Thengari’ (‘My Bicycle’) is the first feature film made entirely in Chakma, an indigenous language spoken by the Chakma ethnic minority in Bangladesh. Directed by Aung Rakhine, the …

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Bangladesh: Three poets get death threats

2 September 2015

According to The New Indian Express, Bangladesh police are investigating apparent death threats against six secular writers, days after the murder of a fourth blogger in six months. The six, who include three poets, bloggers and a journalist, all live in the southern city of Barisal and went to police …

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Bangladesh: Music tv channels banned to protect local culture

1 May 2007

The army-backed interim government of Bangladesh has banned the transmission of Music India and nine other foreign television channels for broadcasting programmes contrary to the “culture and values” of Bangladesh. On 25 April 2007 the Bangladeshi ministry of information asked cable operators to stop downlinking Music India, The Music and …

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