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· January, 2008

Stories about Bangladesh from January, 2008

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Bangladesh: Cinema, politics, health, photography and history

  28 January 2008

Cinema: The Bangladeshi film industry nicknamed Dhallywood used to produce decent films for the Bangladeshi society. But with the competition of superior quality pictures from Hollywood and Bollywood, which conquered Bangladesh market and the people with the help of cheap bootleg VCD/DVDs, Dhallywood was in trouble in the last decade....

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Davos: peeking in and participating through videos

  26 January 2008

The World Economic Forum´s annual meeting of political and business leaders is taking place between January 23rd and January 27th in Davos, Switzerland. This year, common people can participate in this forum by giving their ideas to make the world a better place and posting it on the YouTube video sharing site.

South Asia: SAARC Youth Camp

  14 January 2008

Voice of South on the second youth camp South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) that has brought over 60 delegates from across South Asia to Chennai for a five-day summit.

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Bangladesh: Cyclone Sidr relief efforts.

  5 January 2008

Cyclone Sidr struck Bangladesh mid November, and although media attention has waned, the efforts to aid the victims still continue. Vlogger Shawn from the Uncultured project recorded his visit to the disaster area to deliver blankets.

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Budding citizen journalists learn about their neighborhoods

  4 January 2008

Wishing a happy new year to the readers and followers of the Rising Voices. This week we will highlight the updates of the neighborhood diaries project which is growing citizen journalists from underprivileged youths living in Kolkata’s (India) slums.

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The Musee Guimet affair: Part Deux

  3 January 2008

Last week we reported about the bloggers reactions on the controversies surrounding the exhibition of the masterpieces of Ganges in Musée Guimet of France from the collections of the Bangladesh museums. The apprehensions of the art lovers who were protesting the unclear processes of sending the artifacts including their fear...

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