News for Dr. Shahidul Alam


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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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September 2018

Human Rights Watch

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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September 2018

NPR - The Picture Show

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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August 2018

Kathmandu Post

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

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.