This is a special Bangla release from Alochonaa. This is an article written by an Assistant Professor, Journalism of Media Studies of a Bangladeshi University, Jahangirnagar University. The article was critical of corporate ownership of media and propaganda in the name of journalism against the backdrop of few corporate media recently falsely portrayed a student protest by North South University of Bangladesh as terrorism. The article was originally posted in a Bangladeshi site but later taken down with the pressure from sponsorship. Alochonaa Editorial board stands firmly against any censorship against logical and rational analysis. Hence we are releasing our first ever special Bangla release in respect of freedom of speech.
Monishankar Prasad argues that Life in the digital, is turning tables in terms of curating different economic models for the media and the transportation sectors. The ‘Modern’ is being updated every second. The article explores the intersectionalities of the Modern and the Digital, and explores the question: ‘Is the Modern Subject, Digital One?’
Monishankar Prasad argues that the current policy of ‘Demonetisation’ in India reflects a policy process in which the technocrats were able to bypass participatory democracy. This article unearths the various layers of this radical event to make some sense of the wider ramifications of the politics of the digital in Asia.
Liam Maddrell evaluates the merit of the ‘American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017 placed to revoke US sponsorship of and partnership with the United Nations. Maddrell argues that the next four years will require unparalleled vigilance from not only Americans, but also from the wide world.
Parag Khanna explain why he thinks America needs to graduate from indirect democracy to direct technocracy.
Michael Kim, a doctoral researcher at the Columbia University, mounts an excellent critique of the way contemporary war stories are written. He argues that the contemporary trend of war stories is evading many layers of meaning related to war and trauma.
Martin Scorsese would like us to see Silence as a film about religion — but its central issue is race
Malory Nye argues that while the new Martin Scorsese’s new film Silence is apparently about Portuguese Catholic missionaries in Japan, in effect the film raises difficult questions about white racial identities that are highly relevant to the world we now find ourselves living in.