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· May, 2008

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...

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...

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...

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...

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