A rickshaw driver cycles past a street adorned with election posters in Dhaka. Photo: AFP A rickshaw driver cycles past a street adorned with election posters in Dhaka. Photo: AFP
A rickshaw driver cycles past a street adorned with election posters in Dhaka. Photo: AFP

Bangladesh cuts internet speed ahead of weekend election, hoping to combat ‘propaganda’

  • Bangladesh will hold a parliamentary election on Sunday with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeking a record fourth term in power
  • The nation, which has more than 92 million internet users, has a history of blocking websites and key social media such as Facebook and YouTube

Topic |   Bangladesh
A rickshaw driver cycles past a street adorned with election posters in Dhaka. Photo: AFP A rickshaw driver cycles past a street adorned with election posters in Dhaka. Photo: AFP
A rickshaw driver cycles past a street adorned with election posters in Dhaka. Photo: AFP
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