Digital pitfalls: the politics of digitalization in Bangladesh

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The state-led investment in digital infrastructure under the ruling party's political agenda of "Digital Bangladesh"has given rise to scholarly and policy debates, especially around issues of digital surveillance and media censorship. Such concerns have intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic. This article analyzes contemporary Bangladesh in the context of emerging trends related to the digitalization of society. In particular, I employ the concept of "digital pitfalls"to explore the state's use of surveillance and the politics of fear to limit freedom of expression and silence critical voices in the digital age.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-533
Number of pages5
JournalCommunication, Culture & Critique
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2021


  • Digital Surveillance
  • Freedom of Expression
  • Media Censorship
  • Social Media

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