Stories about Bangladesh from December, 2007
New Bloggers Use Poetry to Describe Their Communities, Feelings, Friends
The new bloggers of Rising Voices outreach projects in Colombia, Bolivia, and Bangladesh are more than just up-and-coming citizen journalists. They have also discovered the power of prose to reveal glimpses of the human emotions that bring us together and the local differences that make each of our communities unique.
Bangladesh: Women and the Police
black and gray on Eliza Sharmeen, who is the first woman in the country to command a passing out parade in Bangladesh.
Nari Jibon: Women bloggers and the dowry problem in Bangladesh
This week we look at some brilliant articles from Nari Jibon’s women bloggers. They discuss the menace of wedding dowries, which make the lives of poor families difficult by forcing parents to consider female children as burdens. Also, one NJ participant dreams of becoming president and changing the present society to an enlightened, educated and dowry-free society.
Bangladesh: Outsourcing sacrifice
Bangladesh Corporate Blog wonders if there is a more convenient way to take care of animal sacrifices required for religious reasons.
Bangladesh: The Musée Guimet affair
From January 2008 the Musée Guimet of France is holding an exhibition of the masterpieces of Ganges from the collections of the Bangladesh museums for the first time outside of Bangladesh. From the museum catalogue: “Bangladesh possesses an immensely important cultural heritage, this arising from the fact that the eastern...
Pakistan, Bangladesh: 36 years
All Things Pakistan on Bangladesh turning 36, and the need to bring Pakistanis stranded in camps back to Pakistan.
Bangladesh: On Justice
Voice of Bangladeshi Bloggers on the renewed call for justice in the context of war criminals of 1971, and if it's just a ploy to hide the misdeeds of the current government.
Bangladesh: Documenting genocide
On Victory Day in Bangladesh, Rezwan announces “I have started a project supported by E-Bangladesh which will publish an online archive of all the available information, evidence, eye witness portraying the true story of the genocide committed by the Pakistanis in 1971″.
Bangladesh: Flying kites
Back to Bangladesh on memories of kite flying and the secret to winning – the application of a gritty paste called maanja on the kite string.
Bangladesh: Release Arif
Addafication hopes that the cartoonist Arif is pardoned soon, given that some university professors were similarly pardoned recently.
Bangladesh: Remembering 1971
Mash has testimonies from people who faced the excesses of the Pakistani army in 1971.
Bangladesh: HIV/ AIDS
Voice of South on another kind of a disaster that could hit Bangladesh – that of HIV/ AIDS.
Bangladesh: Fighting discrimination in Canada
To my pen, forgive me for typing blogs a letter from her uncle, who is going to court to fight the discrimination he faced at the hands of security guards outside a station.
Mash on the release of four University professors. “The release comes after growing public outrage over the sentencing of these professors for a non-violent and silent protest. ”
Bangladesh: Miracle Boy
Voice Of South on a “miracle-boy” – a seven year old child saved from the cyclone.
Bangladesh: Women and Skills
Bangladesh From Our View on how imparting skills can make a huge difference to lives of women.
Bangladesh: A cyclone and its aftermath
Shawn, a Canadian in Bangladesh has accounts of the devastation caused by Cyclone Sidr.
Bangladesh: Genocide and Media
Mash on the suppression of media reports on the genocide in Bangladesh in 1971, and with links to the archives in various newspapers with articles on the same.
Bangladesh: Famine and Fertilizer
With the threat of a potential famine in Bangladesh, Addafication explains how the problem could be prevented – through cheap fertilizers.
Blogging World Aids Day
Bloggers around the world marked World Aids Day on December 1 by speaking openly and strongly about HIV and AIDS. Each post is a tribute to the fight against the epidemic, which only grows stronger through silence and misinformation.