Why? – A Tribute to Avijit Roy and Bangladesh

Bengali-American author Avijit Roy lost his life on February 26th, 2015, in the streets of Dhaka after he was attacked with a machete. I recorded this piece as an attempt to be a cornerstone, a point of orientation, to grab hold of the many facets of the political and societal chaos Bangladesh has come to … Continue reading Why? – A Tribute to Avijit Roy and Bangladesh

Why We Have to Rethink the Way We Talk About Human Rights

Recently, I read two journal articles that took a closer look at some of the less ideal sides of human rights, one by wa Makau Mutua from 1996, and one by Sally Engle Merry from 2003, and I believe both of them are still relevant today. In the end, the existence of human rights is … Continue reading Why We Have to Rethink the Way We Talk About Human Rights