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· April, 2011

Stories about Bangladesh from April, 2011

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Bangladesh: Netizens Protest Human Rights Abuse in the Hills

  21 April 2011

Ethnic violence has sparked again in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh between Bengali settlers and indigenous people due to land disputes. The mainstream media have been accused of highlighting the Bengali casualties only and are ignoring the plights of the local aboriginal people. But this time around these minorities have found a voice via blogs and Facebook.

Bangladesh: RIP Tim Hetherington

  21 April 2011

This is from a newly found Facebook group commemorating photographer Tim Hetherington, who died on duty while covering the front lines in the besieged city of Misrata, Libya – “We, the Bangladeshi photographers express our deep condolence to Tim's family. Tim was a teacher in Pathshala- The South Asian Media...

Bangladesh: Yunus And After

  16 April 2011

After the removal of Nobel laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus from the post of Managing Director of Grameen Bank, the Bangladesh government faces a challenge to run the bank smoothly with the new appointees. An Ordinary Citizen opines that Grameen Bank may be a political liability for the government in future...

Bangladesh: A Video On Eve Teasing

  6 April 2011

Shawn at Uncultured.com posts a video on eve-teasing, a euphemism to describe forms of verbal and physical abuse by men against women.

Bhutan: Memories Of Bangladesh

  2 April 2011

Dorji Wangchuk accompanied His Majesty the King of Bhutan on a tour to Bangladesh to attend its 40th Independence celebrations. The blogger shares his impressions on Bangladesh and the Bangladeshis.

Bangladesh: Pedaling The Path To Empowerment

  1 April 2011

Rudmila Rahman writes about the initiative of a group of thirty passionate women from diverse walks to life, who “got on their bicycles and rode through Dhaka to promote bicycles as an alternative means of mobility for women in Bangladesh.”

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