Stories about Bangladesh from May, 2008
Bangladesh: Agriculture and Technology
End Poverty In South Asia asks if investments in agricultural technology by themselves be sufficient to ensure rural poverty reduction.
Bangladesh: Coping with price rise
Unheard Voices has a series of posts on how communities in poverty-struck areas are coping with increasing prices and government apathy.
Bangladesh: Compromised Media
Ever since Bangladesh was put under a state of emergency by an interim government supported by the military it was a testing time for Bangladesh media. The credibility of Bangladesh’s Bangla and English-language press is in question as their recent role seems biased and appeasing. This post discusses the degrading situation of the Bangladeshi media.
Bahrain: Sectarian and Xenophobic
“It seems that Bahrain (as in government and MPs) are just not content with being called sectarian but are now adding a new adjective to their resume- xenophobic,” writes Bahraini blogger Yagoob, after MPs called for banning Bangladeshis from working in Bahrain.
Bangladesh: A cartoonist and the state
E-Bangladesh has an interview with Arif ,the condemned cartoonist who was charged by the state of profanity and sedition.
Bahrain: Ban on Bangladeshis
Following a tragic incident a few days ago, when a Bahraini was killed after he refused to pay a Bangladeshi mechanic the 500 fils (1.3 USD) extra he was demanding for a job, Bahrain has now stopped issuing work permits to Bangladeshi nationals. A group of MPs are planning to submit a proposal to parliament to expel all Bangladeshi workers, who might be as many as 90,000, from the country because allegedly they commit more ‘shocking and gruesome crimes‘ than any other community.
Bangladesh: On Devolution
Mukti on the benefits of adopting devolution in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh: A visit to Vietnam
An author from Unheard Voices visits Vietnam and is impressed with the progress made in the country, which has a lot in common with Bangladesh.
Bangladesh: Women and the headscarf
Unheard Voices on a bank in Bangladesh that has made it mandatory for female employees to wear the headscarf.
Bangladesh: On dowry
Bangladesh From Our View on the demands for dowry and how it affects everyday life.
Bangladesh: Microfinance as panacea
Words and Bites on microfinance being offered as a panacea for all development issues.
Bangladesh: Child Labour
Unheard Voices on the increasing trend of child labour in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh: Child labour in Dhaka
Bangladesh From Our View on child labour in Dhaka.
Bangladesh: Democracy and Disasters
Unheard Voices on the idea of democracy in managing disasters.
Bangladesh: Politics and a Brown American
Mash writes on the race between Obama and Clinton, from the perspective of a Brown American.
South Asia: Burma, the junta and a crisis
In a post titled “Hell in the time of Junta”, Sepia Mutiny writes about the humanitarian crisis in Burma.
South Asia: Soaring food prices
2.6 billion links to a report by the Asian Development Bank on the soaring food prices the world over.
Bangladesh: No appeals for Burma?
imperfect world 2008 wonders why no charity appeals are being made for the victims of Cyclone Nargis in Burma.
Bangladesh: Beauty of summer
Ahmed Sharif posts some beautiful pictures of the nature of Bangladesh during summer in his photo blog Desher Chobi (Images of Homeland).
Bangladesh: Bangla Blogs remember May Day
This week, the Bangla blog world buzzed with essays and analysis regarding May 1st, remembered the world over as International Workers’ Day or Labor Day. There was disappointment amongst many of the bloggers who felt that the day, over time, had perhaps lost its true meaning and was seen as...
Global: The price of food, the cost of despair
The crisis of skyrocketing food prices is affecting all economic groups in every corner of the world. Every day, it seems, high-priced food sends another country lurching through some crisis: demonstrations, riots, rumors of hoarding, falling governments, even deaths. Global Voices is well positioned to follow the nuances of this...