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Stories about Bangladesh
15 April 2016
7 April 2016
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
26 March 2016
17 March 2016
"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
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’
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
"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
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
"...[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
"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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
20 November 2015
Bangladesh accidentally shuts down the Internet, hip-hop gets the boot on Chinese streaming sites, and Twitter faces new data dilemmas in Russia.
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.