C R Abrar | The Daily Star
  • C R Abrar

    Professor of International Relations at the University of Dhaka. He researches and writes on rights and migration issues.

  • The long wait for a caring and rights-respecting state

    The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown major challenges to public policy framing. While responses of the states to the pandemic differed significantly,
  • When the pen becomes a security threat

    he Digital Security Act (DSA) has claimed its latest victim. Last Saturday, police arrested Shahnewaz Chowdhury (37), a diploma engineer of Chattogram’s Banshkhali upazilla, after a case was filed under the DSA for posting a Facebook status.
  • Brazen Violations, Bizarre Charges

    It was quite a sight. Viewers of television channels and readers of the dailies that carried the images of incarcerated journalist Rozina Islam were baffled at the scale of security measures taken by the state.
  • I cannot sing, how I can be free?

    So far they pursued their vocations with enthusiasm and passion, and enjoyed doing so. Now forced by the circumstances most can no longer be engaged in their professional activities and have to pass their days in intense uncertainty.
  • World Press Freedom Day: Unattained aspiration

    As a nation Bangladeshis commemorated the golden jubilee of their independence a little more than a month ago.