News for Dr. Shahidul Alam


November 2018

The Guardian

Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam released from prison. The award-winning Bangladeshi photographer and activist Shahidul Alam has been released from prison after more than 100 days behind bars, in a closely watched freedom-of-speech case.

Read the full story Here.

November 2018

Shahidul Alam is back Home

Welcome back home Shahidul Alam. We are so happy to have you back. The great fight for over 3 months has finally got rewarded. Thank you to all of our Friends from around the world that supported us during tough times to free Shahidul.

Shahidul Alam is back Home

November 2018

The Daily Star

One Hundred Days: The Ballad of Keraniganj Jail Internationally acclaimed photographer Shahidul Alam was granted bail by the High Court on Thursday, November 15—on his 102nd day in prison. This write-up was prepared by his niece to commemorate his 100th day in detention.

Read the full story Here.

November 2018

New Age Bangladesh

The High Court Division on Thursday granted bail to acclaimed photographer and social activist Shahidul Alam. The bench of Justice Sheikh Abdul Awal and Justice Bhishmadev Chakrabortty gave the order after hearing a petition on why Shahidul would not be granted bail. Shahidul’s lawyer Sara Hossain said now there is not bar to free Shahidul as he is not facing any other case.

Read the full story Here.

November 2018

November 2018

Scroll

The tide will turn: Arundhati Roy’s letter to jailed Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam. On PEN International’s ‘Day of the Imprisoned Writer’, Roy says his arrest ‘is an attack not on intellectuals but on intelligence’.

Read the full story Here.

November 2018

Dhaka Tribune

Protesters mark 100th day of Shahidul arrest. Shahidul’s lawyers are still waiting for the final decision from the court on his bail petition. On the 100th day of Shahidul Alam’s imprisonment on Tuesday, demonstrators gathered at Shahbag, press club and other places to demand his release. A photo circulating on social media earlier today shows a poster of Shahidul Alam’s iconic photo with a clenched fist (a sign of solidarity) hanging from the rooftop of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU). The poster was also seen hanging from a foot-over bridge at Farmgate.

Read the full story Here.

November 2018

BDPANA

Seminar at Harvard on Implication of Targeting Media and Journalists on Human Rights and Democracy. Notable speakers in a seminar on “Implication of Targeting Media and Journalists on Human Rights and Democracy” at Harvard University on November 10, 2018, which was organized jointly by Bangladesh Progressive Alliance of North America (BDPANA) and Harvard International Relations Council (IRC), have expressed the above concerns. They have suggested to keep building incessant grass root pressures to create a culture of awareness and political will for safeguarding various democratic institutions, such as media, via which protection of human rights and democracy for all racial, ethnic and political opposition groups can be ensured.

Read the full story Here.

November 2018

The Wire

On Day 100, 34 Eminent South Asians Write to Bangladesh PM for Shahidul Alam's Release. The signatories, who include Arundhati Roy, Aparna Sen, Romila Thapar, Amitav Ghosh, Ramachandra Guha, Vrinda Grover, Vikram Seth and Raghu Rai, said: “It is clear to us that the case of Shahidul Alam is being used as a means to suppress criticism by others in civil society. His arrest and continued detention appear to be manifestation of an intolerant political atmosphere, an attempt to threaten and silence the voice of Bangladeshi citizens.”The letter notes: “Shahidul Alam is a Bangladeshi citizen, but the rest of us in South Asia are also proud to call him our own, for the values of truth, justice and social equality he promotes.”

Read the full story Here.

November 2018

Al Jazeera

At Dhaka literature event, 'silence' over Shahidul Alam's arrest. Organisers charged with maintaining silence over the jailing of acclaimed photographer, a claim they deny.

Read the full story Here.

November 2018

Dhaka Tribune

DLF begins calling for review of laws to promote free speech. Award-winning actor-director Nandita Das made a plea for freeing eminent photographer Shahidul Alam who is currently incarcerated.

She said: “It is a very inspirational moment here to talk about free speech being an artist, a woman … I think it would be appropriate to say that our fellow artist Shahidul Alam should have been here today.”

Read the full story Here.

November 2018

Amnesty International

An appeal on Colourful Radio from Amnesty International to release photographer Shahidul Alam who is imprisoned.

Listen to the Audio clip on Youtube Here.

November 2018

In this Light by Rupert Grey, QC

Rupert Grey, QC, one of the most respected legal minds in the UK, specialist in intellectual property rights, an avid photographer and traveller has written a significant chapter on Dr. Shahidul Alam. This has been published in the book, In this Light, which has been brought out by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior bishop and principal leader of the Church of England, the symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion and the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Canterbury. The current archbishop is Justin Welby, who was enthroned at Canterbury Cathedral on 21 March 2013.

The writing reflects on the current illegal arrest and detention of Shahidul Alam by the authorities in Bangladesh, for practicing his journalist profession. It gives an insight into his long relationship with Shahidul, the compassionate and humane qualities which have made him a global figure, a social activist and renowned photographer.

The book has been released with 30,000 copies for Christmas and is on sale in most major outlets.

In this Light by Rupert Grey, QC

November 2018

Benar News

Bangladeshi Photographer Loses Fifth Bail Attempt. A High Court panel denied bail to Bangladeshi photojournalist Shahidul Alam on Thursday, despite saying evidence submitted by police did not support allegations of online defamation of the government. The decision by the two-judge panel ended Alam’s fifth attempt at securing bail, one that was delayed several times since early October. The 63-year-old award-winning photographer has languished in jail without being charged since his arrest in early August despite protests from human rights and press freedom advocates.

Read the full story Here.

November 2018

Sheffield Students Stand with Shahidul Alam

The students of Sheffield came together to raise awareness of the international campaign to release photojournalist and activist Shahidul Alam and stand in solidarity with students in Bangladesh. The speakers at the event were Salil Tripathi (Renowned Journalist & Author), and Saiful Islam (Managing Director of Majority World). The event was graced by a large gathering of Students.

Sheffield Students Stand with Shahidul Alam

October 2018

Shahidul Alam wins the Photo Kathmandu 2018 Award of Excellence

"Dr. Alam represents the highest values of truth, justice and social equality. For over two decades, individuals and institutions in the Nepali photography and journalism fraternity have had the privilege of working with him and learning from him. He has been a close colleague,mentor and friend to many in Nepal, enabling access to professional development opportunities, initiating international exchanges, and always speaking up for free speech.

His visionary leadership has helped to shape the development of photography, media and cultural practices in Nepal, across South Asia and the rest of the world."

Photo Kathmandu, in solidarity!.

Shahidul Alam wins the Photo Kathmandu 2018 Award of Excellence

October 2018

Photography, Society and Activism: Shahidul Alam and Bangladesh

This panel discussion and photo exhibition explores the photography of award-winning Bangladeshi photojournalist, teacher and activist ShahidulAlam and shows how it relates to broader social issues in that country, as highlighted in the recent research of LSE academics.

Shaw Library, LSE, Friday November 2, 6.30, Chair: Professor Deborah James (LSE), Panel: Katy Gardner, David Lewis, Rupert Grey, Saiful Islam.

For more information visit www.eventbrite.co.uk.

October 2018

Fair Observer

How do you persuade a government to release a prisoner, however wrongfully incarcerated, if it doesn’t want to cooperate?

Thousands of signatures, tweets, Instagram and Facebook posts. Dozens of articles. Then there are the rallies: from Kathmandu to New York, from Rome to New Delhi, London to Mumbai. Week by week, hundreds of people are gathering in public spaces to protest against the incarceration in Dhaka, Bangladesh, of photographer, journalist, teacher and activist Shahidul Alam.

Read the full story Here.

October 2018

Hyperallergic

Tania Bruguera Shows Solidarity for Photographer Shahidul Alam at Tate Modern. Bruguera, who has spent time detained in Cuba for her political outspokenness, organized the intervention at the Tate Modern as part of her 10,143,210 exhibition responding to the international refugee crisis.

Read the full story Here.

Hyperallergic

October 2018

The Photographers Gallery

DPP Event: What does Freedom in Journalism look like?In light of this violation of free speech, organisations and individuals across the UK are mobilising in support of Alam's right to express his views through events and displays of his work. This discussion, curated in collaboration with Autograph, considers more broadly what freedom looks like in relation to photojournalism and the media.

Read the full story Here.

October 2018

The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka)

More than 50 lawyers, academics and scholars from various universities across 10 countries have signed a petition addressed to Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazad, demanding the immediate release of jailed photojournalist Dr. Shahidul Alam.

Read the full story Here.

October 2018

Reuters

Exclusive: Bangladesh PM takes aim at photographer, critics say it is part of wider crackdown. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says she is convinced that jailed photographer Shahidul Alam instigated trouble by spreading what she describes as "false news" about protests against her rule in August.

Read the full story Here.

October 2018

Himal Southasian

Shahidul Alam: Lessons in unlearning. The eye that challenged the status quo. Alam went on to become the first Southasian to chair the international jury of World Press.

Read the full story Here.

October 2018

Shahidul Alam receives the Frontline Club Tribute award

The "Frontline Club Tribute award for exceptional contribution to journalism" was awarded to Shahidul Alam, at the Frontline Club, London yesterday. The event was graced by a large gathering including journalists from national and international media institutions.

Photo-journalism, Print and Broadcast were some of the other categories of awards which were presented as well.

The Frontline Club Award is given annually in recognition of an outstanding body of work or series of contributions over a one-year period. The Memorial Tribute Award is given in honour of frontline journalists killed in the course of their work and can be awarded posthumously or to a living journalist to recognise lifetime achievements or work that has not received the acclaim it deserves.

Congratulations to Shahidul Alam.

Shahidul Alam receives the Frontline Club Tribute award

October 2018

Sunderland Echo

Sunderland students and academics lead march over photographer jailed in Bangladesh. Joined by campaigners and peace activists, more than 80 members of staff and students unveiled Shahidul Alam's photographs at the University’s Priestman Gallery.

Read the full story Here.

October 2018

The University of Salford Manchester

A FORMER lecturer is returning to the University of Salford to open an exhibition in support of his friend, the jailed Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam.

Read the full story Here.

October 2018

The Guardian

The work of jailed Bangladeshi photojournalist Shahidul Alam. Alam is an internationally recognised and award-winning photojournalist, teacher and activist, and has been imprisoned after speaking out on recent student protests in Bangladesh. His work focuses on exposing abuses of power.

Read the full story Here.

October 2018

The British Journal of Photography

Mass action across the UK supports jailed photographer Shahidul Alam. Alam’s work is also going on show at the FIX festival in London, which will take place from 28 November-01 December. Organised by Laura Noble, the festival will also include exhibitions by many other photographers, including Chris Steele-Perkins, Chloe Rosser, and Robert Clayton.

Read the full story Here.

October 2018

The Northern Echo

University of Sunderland calls for photography professor to be freed from Bangladeshi jail. The NORTH university has joined an international campaign calling for a professor who has worked with its students for many years to be freed from a Bangladeshi jail.

Read the full story Here.

October 2018

A Struggle for Democracy: IMAGES BY SHAHIDUL ALAM DISPLAYED ACROSS THE UK

Galleries, museums and organisations across the UK are displaying a single image by Shahidul Alam. This mass action is in solidarity with Shahidul, and to raise awareness of the movement to free him. The images are from his exhibition at Drik in Dhaka, Bangladesh: A Struggle for Democracy - A Photo Journey by Shahidul Alam.

Read the full story Here.

October 2018

Sheffield Students Stand With Shahidul Alam

Tuesday 30th October, 3-5pm in the Activities Zone in the Student’s Union to raise awareness of the international campaign to release photojournalist and activist Shahidul Alam and stand in solidarity with students in Bangladesh. Activities and Sports Zone - Sheffield Students' Union, S102TG Sheffield.

For more details visit Sheffield Students Stand With Shahidul Alam Facebook Page.

October 2018

Art Net News

Tania Bruguera Stages an Impromptu Intervention at the Tate Modern in Solidarity With Jailed Photographer Shahidul Alam.

Read the full story Here.

October 2018

New Age Bangladesh

Movement to free Shahidul continues. The movement demanding the release of acclaimed photographer Shahidul Alam continued for two months after his arrest in Dhaka as his well-wishers held a rally on Tuesday in front of the Bangladesh High Commission in Colombo.

Read the full story Here.

New Age Bangladesh

October 2018

Muktiforum

Gayatri C. Spivak: “Bring Justice Home, Free Shahidul Alam”. But what I want to emphasize is the damage to the state if a voice such as his is silenced. If creative artists and intellectuals such as Shahidul Alam are silenced, then the conscience of the state is killed. It is the role of the creative artist and the intellectual to offer constructive criticism so that the state can be a real democracy. And this is not allowed when the state makes these laws that simply say: we will punish you if you perform your task.

Read the full story Here.

October 2018

NEPN

A Struggle for Democracy: Images by Shahidul Alam to be displayed across the UK. University of Sunderland, where Shahidul has been a visiting professor for many years, Autograph and Drik would like to propose a mass exhibition of Shahidul’s work in support of the campaign to free him (#FreeShahidulAlam).

Read the full story Here.

October 2018

Al Jazeera

Jail can't break his spirit: Bangladesh photographer's wife. Shahidul Alam remains locked in Dhaka jail for more than 50 days as calls for his release reach United Nations summit.

Read the full story Here.

September 2018

September 2018

New Politics

A Legacy of Virtue the Government can’t Silence: The Case of Shahidul Alam. The job for media pundits and intellectuals is often to question black and white narratives that are, in reality; washed in greys. But there are other times when things aren’t so complicated.

Read the full story Here.

September 2018

New Age Bangladesh

ICT case: Shahidul Alam seeks HC bail again. Fifty-two citizens of Bangladesh in a statement on Tuesday demanded immediate release of internationally acclaimed photographer Shahidul Alam. In a statement, calling themselves as ‘ordinary citizens of Bangladesh’, they also demanded immediate protection of his citizen rights.

Read the full story Here.

September 2018

The Daily Star

Fifty-two eminent citizens, including educationists, human rights activists and artists, yesterday demanded immediate release of acclaimed photographer Shahidul Alam.

Read the full story Here.

September 2018

Exhibition to Free Dr. Shahidul Alam at Museu Berardo, Lisbon

Museum Berardo is one of the most important collections and cultural institutions in Lisbon, Portugal. They held a #FreeShahidul show led by Marcelo Brodsky. Marcelo trained at the International Center of Photography, Barcelona. He is a member of the Buena Memoria human rights organization and the Pro-Monument to the Victims of Terrorism Commission.

Exhibition to Free Dr. Shahidul Alam at Museu Berardo, Lisbon

September 2018

Global Voices

Protestors artfully demand the release of Shahidul Alam, Bangladesh's prisoner of conscience. A comprehensive article on Shahidul Alam's Arrest.

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September 2018

NDTV

Al the news articles on Shahidul Alam from NDTV.

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September 2018

Prothomalo

Amnesty International, HRW demand Shahidul’s immediate release. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, in separate statements on Tuesday, also accused the Bangladesh government of human rights violation.

Read the full story Here.

September 2018

Bianet

Bangladeşli Foto Muhabir Shahidul Alam’ın Tutukluluğu Devam Ediyor. Al Jazeera televizyonuna verdiği söyleşinin ardından Dhaka’daki evinden zorla göz altına alınıp işkenceye maruz bırakılan foto muhabir Shahidul Alam’ın kefaletle serbest bırakılma talebi reddedildi

Read the full story Here.

September 2018

Counter Currents

Shahidul Alam Possibly Deserves a Nobel Prize. Since his recent Gestapo-style abduction, rather than arrest, Shahidul Alam of Bangladesh is no longer a stranger to people, well-beyond the boundaries of his country.

Read the full story Here.

September 2018

News Click

The Art of Shahidul Alam, Prisoner in Sheikh Hasina’s Jails. When I first encountered the photographs taken by Shahidul Alam, I thought of this sculpture on the banks of the Danube River. There is nothing that directly connects Shahidul Alam’s work with that of Gyula Pauer and Can Togay.

Read the full story Here.

September 2018

Human Rights Watch

Bangladesh Photographer Denied Bail after Criticizing Government. Shahidul Alam Held Over a Month Amidst Broader Crackdown.

Read the full story Here.

September 2018

SBS News

You look around in the world and who are the global leaders [in documentary photography] and there is really no one more important than Shahidul Alam, especially in our region - RMIT University photography lecturer Alan Hill.

Read the full story Here.

September 2018

BBC News

BBC World News interview with Sofia Karim, niece of Shahidul Alam on why he and others detained by the government of Bangladesh should be freed.

Watch the interview Here.

September 2018

Amnesty International UK

Bangladesh: Photographer Shahidul Alam denied bail in 'cruel affront to justice'. Shahidul Alam has been declared an Amnesty International prisoner of conscience. ‘There has been a widespread outcry against the appalling treatment of this much-loved photographer’ - Saad Hammadi.

Read the full story Here.

Amnesty International UK

September 2018

PEN International

Bangladesh: In advance of bail hearing, PEN reiterates its call for Shahidul Alam’s immediate and unconditional release.

Read the full story Here.

September 2018

NPR - The Picture Show

He Belongs To The World: The Powerful Work of A Jailed Bangladeshi Photographer.

Read the full story Here.

September 2018

Asian Image

Konnie Huq appalled at arrest of photographer Shahidul Alam. Television presenter Konnie Huq said she has lost pride in her Bangladeshi homeland following the arrest of renowned photographer Shahidul Alam.

Read the full story Here.

September 2018

The Speaker

What Happened To Shahidul Alam And What Does His Case Signify?

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September 2018

New Age Bangladesh

Allegations against Shahidul Alam fabricated: friends. They said this during the inauguration of a seven-day photograph exhibition titled ‘A Struggle for Democracy.

Read the full story Here.

September 2018

The Daily Star

The High Court today directed the government to give first-class division facilities to photographer Shahidul Alam in jail.

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September 2018

The Daily Star

The government tainted its image by arresting Shahidul Alam, Prof Anu Muhammad said yesterday at the inauguration of a photo exhibition of the detained photographer.

Read the full story Here.

September 2018

Dhaka Tribune

Drik Gallery organizes exhibition of Shahidul Alam’s photos. The exhibition will be available for viewing till September 10, 2018, everyday from 3-8 p.m.

Read the full story Here.

Dhaka Tribune

September 2018

New Age Bangladesh

HC judge feels embarrassed to hear Shahidul's bail petition. A High Court bench on Tuesday felt embarrassed to hear bail petition of detained acclaimed photographer Shahidul Alam.

Read the full story Here.

September 2018

Art Net News

Dozens of Prominent British Art World Figures Speak Out in Support of Jailed Photographer Shahidul Alam. John Akomfrah, Charlie Brooker, Anish Kapoor, Steve McQueen, Nicholas Serota, and many others sign onto a new statement, as vigils are planned in New York and London.

Read the full story Here.

Art Net News

September 2018

Interview with Bangladeshi Lawyer Sara Hossain

Internationally-acclaimed photographer Dr. Shahidul Alam on Tuesday filed a bail petition with the High Court in a case against him under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act. Bangladeshi Lawyer Sara Hossain Interviewed on the bail petition.

Watch the Interview on youtube Here.

September 2018

The Statesman

Lessons from a Bangladesh man. If leadership had a sound, it might be the roar of Shahidul Alam’s courage as he tells us to carry forth while he stands behind bars for speaking truth to power.

Read the full story by Nayantara Gurung Kakshapati Here.

September 2018

The Guardian

British artists join fight for release of Bangladeshi photojournalist. Niece of Shahidul Alam adds major names to letter demanding justice for crusading photographer.

Read the full story Here.

August 2018

Himal Southasian

Shahidul Alam: Eyewitness to an abduction. Suddenly a man’s scream – more a bellow, actually, of shock and fright! – tore through the night-time silence. Startled, I froze in my tracks. I had never heard anything close to it in the apartment complex.

Read the full story Here.

August 2018

Kathmandu Post

#FreeShahidulAlam We join the call for the immediate and unconditional release of veteran Bangladeshi photographer.

Read the full story Here.

Kathmandu Post

August 2018

PEN International and Freemuse

PEN International and Freemuse protest the continued detention of award-winning photographer, writer and activist Shahidul Alam. Plainclothes police from the Detective Branch forcibly took Alam from his home during the night on 5 August 2018, shortly after he gave an interview to Al Jazeera in which he was critical of the government’s handling of student-led protests on road safety.

Read the full story Here.

August 2018

Channel 4 News

Violence, abuse and disappearances in Bangladesh. Read the full story Here.

August 2018

Nepali Times

As Kathmandu welcomes several heads of states and governments for the fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) on Thursday and Friday, the city’s walls and streets have been lit up with projected images and slogans calling for the release of noted Bangaldeshi photographer Shahidul Alam. The aim is to draw the attention of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who arrives on Wednesday to attend the Summit.

Read the full story Here.

Nepali Times

August 2018

Voices of Protest

#FreeShahidulAlam. A solidarity video featuring Rachel Spence. The video is a part of the Voices of Protest series. Watch the Video Here.

August 2018

New Age Bangladesh

HC hears Shahidul Alam’s bail application today. Acclaimed photographer Shahidul Alam Tuesday filed a bail application in the High Court Division. Read the full story Here.

August 2018

MP urges aunt to release Bangladesh photographer Shahidul Alam

Tulip Siddiq a British MP, who is the niece of Bangladesh’s prime minister has called on her aunt to release an arrested photojournalist and artist who regularly exhibits in the UK. Read the full story Here.

August 2018

3CR Breakfast Show

Katia speaks with Saiful Islam, colleague and brother-in-law of Dr. Shahidul Alam. Dr. Alam a photographer, writer, curator, activist and Chairperson of Majority World, is currently imprisoned in Bangladesh for "provocative comments" made in an Al-Jazeera interview..

Listen to the podcast Here.

3CR Breakfast Show

August 2018

New Age Bangladesh

Shahidul Alam needs immediate treatment: family. Detained internationally acclaimed photographer Shahidul Alam needs immediate medical treatment as he is suffering from breathing difficulties and eyesight problems, and has pain in the jaw and gums, say his family. Read the full story Here.

New Age Bangladesh

August 2018

Art Net News

Sharon Stone Joins a Chorus of Nobel Laureates to Demand the Release of Jailed Bangladeshi Photographer Shahidul Alam. Read the full story Here.

August 2018

The Image Works

MAJORITY WORLD FOUNDER, SHAHIDUL ALAM, ARRESTED AND TORTURED IN BANGLADESH. Internationally renowed photojournalist and founder of Majority World photo agency has been arrested and tortured in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Police have charged the award winning photographer for “provocative comments” made in an al-Jazeera interview about road safety protests that have been taking place in the country. Read the full story Here.

August 2018

The Washinton Post

Here’s why the Bangladesh government made a huge mistake by jailing Shahidul Alam. Beena Sarwar is a journalist, artist and filmmaker from Pakistan focusing on human rights, gender, media and peace. Read the full story Here.

August 2018

Channel Online

সরকারের বিরুদ্ধে বিএনপি আন্দোলনের ষড়যন্ত্র করছে বলে মন্তব্য করেছেন আওয়ামী লীগের সাধারণ সম্পাদক এবং সড়ক পরিবহন ও সেতুমন্ত্রী ওবায়দুল কাদের। মন্ত্রীর দাবি, বিএনপি ও তাদের দোসরেরা আরও আন্দোলন করার ষড়যন্ত্রে লিপ্ত রয়েছে।. Read the full story Here.

August 2018

The Wire

Humanitarian Ties: Why Shahidul Alam Admired Pak Philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi. Edhi, who built a nationwide network of humanitarian centres in Pakistan, occupies a prominent place in the Bangladeshi photographer's moral imagination. Read the full story by Yasmin Jaffri Here.

The Wire

August 2018

Deutsche Wells

Bangladesh: Jailed photographer Shahidul Alam needs 'urgent medical attention'. Renowned photographer Shahidul Alam was detained this month after criticizing Bangladeshi authorities in a TV interview. Friends and relatives who recently visited him say that the 63-year-old's health is deteriorating. Read the full story Here.

August 2018

The New York Times

Who Is Afraid of Shahidul Alam? The imprisonment of Bangladesh’s most respected photojournalist illustrates the country’s drift toward autocracy. Read the full story Here.

August 2018

New Age Bangladesh

Court rejects advance hearing petition of Shahidul Alam. Read the full story Here.

August 2018

Dhaka Tribune

Ten Nobel laureates and 13 eminent personalities raised their joint voices against the police remand under what has been termed as the "draconian" ICT Act, and urged the government to investigate allegations of the unlawful arrest. Read the full story on Dhaka Tribune.

August 2018

August 2018

The Listning Post (Al Jazeera)

Speaking the unspeakable in Bangladesh Protests in Dhaka are about more than road safety. Plus, how the late Tom Wolfe inspires journalists today. Read the full story Here.

August 2018

Ethical Journalism Network

Shahidul Alam – A courageous journalist who exemplifies why we must defend press freedom. Read the full story Here.

August 2018

BBC News

Shahidul Alam: Jailed journalist's powerful photos of Bangladesh. Renowned Bangladeshi photographer and activist Shahidul Alam has been jailed in the wake of mass demonstrations by young people earlier this month. He took his camera into the streets to document the fury of thousands of students fed up with unsafe roads after two children were killed by a speeding bus. His partner, Rahnuma Ahmed, wrote that he was "inspired by the youth of our country, who have refused to be cowed down by state terror". Read the full story Here.

August 2018

Monocle Radio

Why Governments like Bangladesh lock up Journalist. And get criticized by the entire world? Live news on Radio on Shahidul Alam. Listen to the News Here.

August 2018

New Internationalist

A Dhaka court has set 11 September for hearing a bail petition which means that the renowned photographer will be held for at least one more month. Read the full story Here.

New Internationalist

August 2018

Free Shahidul

Police in Bangladesh have charged a prize-winning photographer for “provocative comments” made in an al-Jazeera interview about protests that have convulsed the country for more than a week. Detained & charged for solely expressing his right for freedom. Dr. Shahidul Alam must be immediately and unconditionally released. Watch the video of Shahidul detained on YouTube.

August 2018

New Age Bangladesh

Shahidul Alam sent to jail. A Dhaka metropolitan magistrate’s court on Sunday sent internationally acclaimed photographer and writer Shahidul Alam to jail after interrogation in police custody for seven days. Read the full story Here.


New Age Bangladesh

August 2018

Dhaka Tribune

Shahidul Alam sent to jail. A Dhaka court has ordered photographer Shahidul Alam, charged in a case of instigating disorder through his public comments, to be sent to jail. Read the full story Here.


August 2018

CHRI

Commonwealth Human rights Initiative says arrest of Dr. Shahidul Alam is illegal. Read the full story Here.

August 2018

English Pen

Bangladesh: authorities must release writer and photographer Shahidul Alam. Read the full story Here.

August 2018

SAMSN Digital Hub

IFJ, SAMSN demand release of Shahidul Alam in Bangladesh. Read the full story Here.

SAMSN Digital Hub

August 2018

Rushanara Ali MP’s Statement

I have received numerous representations from my constituents, who are friends of Mr Shahidul Alam, seeking assistance following his arrest and calling for his immediate release. Mr Alam is well-known in the wider British Bangladeshi community for his photography, having held many exhibitions in the UK, including in schools and the Rich Mix Arts Centre in my constituency, along with other national institutions.
Read the full story Here.

August 2018

The Art Newspaper

Petitions and protests as art world rallies to free imprisoned photographer Shahidul Alam. Read the full story Here.

August 2018

ITV News

A road accident which killed two school children in Dhaka has sparked widespread protests across Bangladesh. Watch the Video Here.

August 2018

First Post

Bangladesh student protests: Photographer Shahid Ul Alam arrested hours after interview with Al-Jazeera, activists decry police action. Read the full story Here.

August 2018

The New York Times

Doctors Return Bangladesh Photographer to Police Custody. Read the full story Here.

August 2018

Forum Asia

Bangladesh: Release Shahidul Alam immediately, protect free press and people’s right to freedom of expression. Read the full story Here.

August 2018

Himal Southasian

Attack on Shahidul Alam and Bangladesh’s dwindling democratic space. Read the full story Here.

August 2018

The Wire

Why the Bangladesh Government is Scared of Shahidul Alam. Read the full story Here.

August 2018

The New York Times

An Acclaimed Photographer in Bangladesh Says He Was Tortured. Read the full story Here.

August 2018

Human Rights Watch

Bangladesh: Stop Attacks on Student Protesters, Critics Photographer Shahidul Alam And Others Attacked, Detained. Read the full story Here.


August 2018

Indian Express

Noted Bangladeshi Photographer Arrested. Read the full story Here.

August 2018

Art Newspaper

Arts and human rights organisations denounce arrest of Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam Read the full story Here.

August 2018

Fair Observer

Bangladesh Prevents Freedom of Opinion. Read the full story Here.

August 2018

The Times

Photographer arrested over Bangladesh student protests. Read the full story Here.

August 2018

Bloomberg

Violence Continues in Bangladesh Capital as Students Protest. Read the full story Here.

August 2018

WORLDWIDE MOVEMENT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (FIDH)

Bangladesh: Arbitrary detention and torture of photographer Mr. Shahidul Alam. Read the full story Here.

August 2018

Deutsche Wells

Bangladesh police arrest activist Shahidul Alam. Read the full story Here.

August 2018

Al Jazeera

Bangladesh: Renowned photographer held after media comments. Read the full story Here.

August 2018

Time Magazine

What the Arrest of Photographer Shahidul Alam Means for Press Freedom in Bangladesh Read the full story Here.


August 2018

The Washinton Post

Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam arrested over ‘provocative comments’. Read the full story Here.