Entries by HPP Team

The Road Ahead

Humane First Movement, an undertaking largely based on cyberspace, has emerged as a strategic rebuttal to the growing religious fundamentalism & extremism in Bangladesh.

Dictators In Fear of Stories and Story-Tellers

By Shahzoda Nazarova Samarkandi Shahzoda Nazarova runs Red Intellect with her husband, Mehdi Jami an Iranian-British media consultant. Shahzoda was a guest speaker in the Freedom Book Fair, 2019 – held in The Hague, The Netherlands . Red Intellect, is a private publishing company based in the North Holland that promotes Tajik/Persian literature and brings […]

Toerkoes in Nieuw-West 4

Join us for the Forth edition of the event “Toerkoes in Nieuw-West” with topic “Ben jij nou Turks of Marokkaans? Wat betekent het vaak gecombineerde gebruik van de termen ‘Turken’ en ‘Marokkanen’?” at 19h on 26th March in @NewMetropolis. #ToerkoesinNieuwWest4 You can find more information about the event and the way to reserve your tickets […]

Salute Avijit and Bonya

By: Shucheesmita Simonti. It was perhaps the 27th or 28th of February when I first saw the news. It was extremely terrifying to hear about an American-Bangladeshi couple who had been brutally attacked at the Ekushey Book Fair by Radical Islamists. The husband, Avijit Roy, did not survive the attack. His wife, Bonya Ahmed, was […]

Sudan: In response to nation-wide protests, Omar al-Bashir declares a state of emergency and dissolves the government

On the 22nd of February 2019 Sudan’s president – Omar al-Bashir, dissolved the government and declared a state of emergency for one year. He addressed the nation on television by saying “I announce imposing a state of emergency across the country for one year and dissolving the government at the federal level and at the […]

The Ekushey Book Fair :A Vehicle of Harsh Censorship

The Ekushey Book Fair is the single most important literary event in Bangladeshi culture that has a proud history going back to the Bangla language movement of 1952. The book fair had been the main congregation of authors and readers in Bangladesh, and a festival that cherished freedom of expression and diversity of opinion. However, […]

Sudanese Media Under Al-Bashir’s Turmoil

By: Khalid Abdallah It is a turning point in Sudan history, as the country enters the third week of mass demonstrations demanding that president Omar Al-Bashir’s regime steps down. The government tough procedures against media outlets and the press have been the main target of the government’s security apparatus; ranging from censorship to confiscations and […]

Peace Polls 2018- What We Read In The Polls

By Yoanna Daskalova   The 2018 Peace Perceptions Poll was conducted at a time of rampant global conflicts rendering millions of people traumatized, injured, killed or displaced. It is a context of international great power rivalry and incessant downgrading of global norms such as human rights protection and adequate provision of humanitarian aid. The Poll […]