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Stories about Bangladesh

15 April 2016

LGBT Activists Arrested at Bengali New Year March, Later Released

Global Voices Advocacy

Police held five persons for reportedly suspicious behaviour, alleging that they were trying to initiate a "gay rally".

7 April 2016

Secular Activist Targeted and Killed in Bangladesh

Global Voices Advocacy

The 28-year-old law student was murdered by three assailants in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 7, 2016. The young man was most likely targeted for his critiques of religious conservatism.

1 April 2016

No, Bangladesh's High Court Didn't Uphold Islam as State Religion

"Unfortunately, for both sides, this was kind of a draw. The battle did not even take place. The match was cancelled."

26 March 2016

#JusticeForTonu Goes Viral After Bangladeshi College Student's Rape and Murder

"This issue runs deeper than one isolated incident. It's time we address it #JusticeForTonu."

17 March 2016

How a Cyber Heist Ended the Career of Bangladesh's Respected Central Bank Governor

"Dr. Atiur has resigned, that's his bold and honest move. But what happened to nabbing the thieves? How was the server hacked? Who was looking after the cybersecurity?"

17 February 2016

One Man's Harrowing Experience Spurs Bangladesh's High Court to Ensure Emergency Treatment for All

Saif Kamal detailed in a Facebook post how he tried in vain to save a man who had been run over, but was turned away by hospital after hospital.

16 February 2016

Bangladeshi Authorities Arrest Publisher and Shut Down Book Fair Booth for ‘Hurting Religious Sentiments’

Global Voices Advocacy

Bangladesh’s constitution enshrines the right to free expression, and atheists have the same rights as other citizens. But authorities have done little to stop attacks against those critical of religion.

10 February 2016

Chinese Authorities Pressured a Bangladesh Art Summit Into Censoring a Tibet Exhibit

"The underlying threat to this message is: If you do not comply, we will cut economic ties or otherwise make it difficult for you."

4 February 2016

The Movement for Affordable and Accessible Sanitary Napkins in South Asia

In Bangladesh, India and Nepal, efforts are underway to provide women with a sanitary napkin they can afford in order to improve health and remove social stigmas attached to menstruation.

26 January 2016

Why I Went Into Exile: A Bangladeshi Blogger Tells His Story

Global Voices Advocacy

"...[the assailants] want our keyboards, pens to stop...Now its the time to write even more...Otherwise the darkness will win, religious fundamentalism and extremism will win."

4 January 2016

Powerful Quake Leaves Several Dead and Scores Injured Across India and Bangladesh

"The earthquake was like alarm...woke everyone up, here in Bangladesh. Waiting for the aftershocks of this quake now. Be safe, everyone."

22 December 2015

Bangladesh Will Demand Biometric Data From All SIM Card Users

Global Voices Advocacy

The scheme will create a massive database of citizens' communications data that could give the government unprecedented access to the mobile communications of Bangladeshi citizens.

14 December 2015

Bangladesh Unblocks All Social Media Services (For Now)

Global Voices Advocacy

Contradictory statements from authorities have left many Bangladeshis wondering what was behind the ban on Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and other major communications platforms.

13 December 2015

Climate Change Could Already Be Displacing More People Than War

"We see a narrative of sustained suffering and sustained adaptation until a tipping point is reached and then a decision to migrate is taken.”

11 December 2015

Bangladesh's Censor Board Blocks the Country's First Chakma-Language Film

There are a number of indigenous groups with unique cultures in Bangladesh. However, their lives and languages are rarely highlighted in Bangladeshi films or national broadcasts.

2 December 2015

Netizen Report: ‘Terrorist Threat’ or Political Speech? States Target Social Media Post-Paris

Global Voices Advocacy

Saudi threatens to sue anyone who compares its penal system to ISIS, China cuts mobile phone service for ethnic minorities and Google goes to bat for fair use.

30 November 2015

Bangladesh Keeps Blocking Social Media, Threatens New Surveillance Tactics

Global Voices Advocacy

With the lack of accountability shown by the government, a move towards more stringent controls of the Internet is worrying for the state of free expression in the country.

25 November 2015

With Messaging Apps Still Banned, Bangladeshis Turn to Tor (and Twitter)

Global Voices Advocacy

It is not clear whether the government has blocked the Facebook portal or banned the use of Facebook altogether.

20 November 2015

Netizen Report: Bangladesh Bans Facebook and Chat Apps on ‘Security Grounds’

Global Voices Advocacy

Bangladesh accidentally shuts down the Internet, hip-hop gets the boot on Chinese streaming sites, and Twitter faces new data dilemmas in Russia.

The Indian Sub-Continent’s Domestic Workers Deserve Much More Than This

Poor pay, lacking legal protections, abuse. That is the abysmal treatment that domestic workers often receive. But change is slowly but surely taking root, one house at a time.

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