Shafiq Rahman | The Daily Star
  • Shafiq Rahman

    The author teaches media and communication at a college in the US.

  • How social media breeds social movements

    Observers in Bangladesh are still grappling to figure out the sudden and powerful student movement that paralysed the capital city over a demand for safe roads.
  • Politics of “base” and its victims

    FIFA World Cup is undoubtedly the most covered media event throughout the world. While American media covered football matches here and there, one particular story dominated the media for the past few weeks: separation of children from their parents in the US-Mexico border.
  • Mark Zuckerberg

    Towards a 'broad enough view' of social media

    Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook CEO, rarely speaks in public. But recently he spoke before US Congress for hours.
  • America's lethal gun status quo

    Nineteen-year-old Nikolas Cruz arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in an Uber at 2:19pm on Wednesday, February 14. He carried a duffel bag in which he hid his semiautomatic AR-15 rifle. He entered the school building, pulled his weapon out and randomly shot people on a whim. Seventeen people, mostly students, were killed in the carnage.
  • Citizen ‘Muslim’ in Trump's America

    Muslims have been on the receiving end of bigotry, prejudice and assault since Donald Trump began running for the office of the President of the United States.