Stories about Bangladesh
More leeway to the ship recycling industry from the environmental authorities in Bangladesh triggers criticism
Activists in Bangladesh are criticising the recent decision of the environmental authorities who downgraded the status of the ship recycling industry from red to orange.
Few of the tourists flocking to Bangladesh's Kaptai Lake know the dark history behind the site's creation. With a stunning visual story, artist Tufan Chakma sets out to change that.
Kamla Bhasin, a pioneer of the women’s rights movement in South Asia, died on September 25, 2021 in New Delhi, India. Activists remembered her on social media and mourned her...
A daredevil aeronaut from the US took part in the first manned balloon flight in present-day Bangladesh in 1892, which ended in a tragedy.
A Bangladeshi manufacturing company has become extremely popular in India because of its spicy, sweet and savoury offerings — especially for its potato-biscuit fusion which became an internet sensation.
A feminist grassroots network in Bangladesh has started an innovative campaign on Facebook to protest the media trial, moral policing and sexist language in covering women celebrities.
A Bangladeshi cartoonist is drawing nostalgic memories of the European comic book "The Adventures of Tintin" through his fan art "Tintin in Bangladesh" — with a local twist.
The Covid-19 restrictions in Bangladesh have impacted the livelihoods of people who earn daily wages and several citizen-driven aid efforts are ensuring that the hungry get fed.
A low budget video advertisement containing a repetitive six-word sentence “Low price, good quality, Kakoli Furniture” has become an online sensation in Bangladesh and West Bengal, India.
India's dire COVID-19 situation drew solidarity and support from Pakistan, its neighbour and longtime arch foe, as nations come closer together by the pandemic.
Cellebrite, an Israeli software company known for making tools used to extract data from smartphones, has announced it will halt sales to Russian and Belarus state bodies and law enforcement.
The organisers gave no reason for the cancellation, but some see it as a worrying sign of the erosion of intellectual freedom.
Ahmed was arrested after he criticized the government's pandemic response on social media. He was charged with "tarnishing the image of the nation" and "creating hostility" -- all offenses under the...
Some 'fans' are using a Facebook Group to share information, respond to queries, and give suggestions for how to improve the service of the Bangladesh Railway.
A recent court rule in Bangladesh denying women to be marriage registrars has sparked heated debates as women and human rights activists question the basis of the judgement.
Muslin is an important part of the heritage of present-day Bangladesh, and especially its capital Dhaka, which was once the centre of production of the exquisite fabric.
The COVID-19 pandemic swamped our coverage in the past 12 months as we highlighted the challenges people faced and the fight against the coronavirus across the region.
Argentinian football legend Maradona became an icon in Bangladesh after the 1986 FIFA World Cup. Now, Bangladeshi fans mourn his death.
Global Voices spoke with Zuairijah Mou, the co-founder of Bangladeshi filmmaking collective Tong-Ghor Talkies, who have recently released a series of short films set in the context of the pandemic.
The devastation comes at a time when emergency and health services were already overwhelmed with responding to the COVID-19 epidemic.