Bonya Ahmed gives the Voltaire Lecture 2015: ‘Fighting machetes with pens’ – #BHAVoltaire

Avijit Roy, the Bangladeshi American online activist, writer, and blogger known for pioneering Bengali freethinkers’ weblog-forum, Mukto-Mona, was brutally hacked to death by machete-wielding Islamists in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 26 February 2015. While he and his wife, Bonya Ahmed, were returning home from the fair by bicycle rickshaw, they were intercepted, dragged them from the rickshaw and attacked. Roy died, but his wife survived. … Read more Bonya Ahmed gives the Voltaire Lecture 2015: ‘Fighting machetes with pens’ – #BHAVoltaire

Bangladesh blogger murders: False information is being planted and circulated

The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IEHU) reports that there has been a deliberate attempt to plant and circulate false information in the media and so rather than pick bits out, I’m reposting the entire article in full below. What appears to be the motivation here is that the criticism directed against the authorities in … Read more Bangladesh blogger murders: False information is being planted and circulated