· September, 2011

Stories about Bangladesh from September, 2011

Why don’t South Asians talk to each other?

  29 September 2011

South Asians consist of one fifth of the planet’s population and they have similar cultures. And yet some kind of loose confederation between South Asian countries looks like an unattainable dream. Dheera Sujan at South Asia Wired wonders why South Asians usually do not talk to each other.

Bangladesh: Does Anyone Care About The Urban Poor?

  26 September 2011

Unheard Voice breaks a news that authorities had started evicting the new settlements including the Jaago Foundation school for the underprivileged along the Gulshan lake in Dhaka city. When challenged they could not show any prior notice or proper authorization. The blogger questions: “does anyone really care about the urban...

Update on Global Voices Mentorship: Meet the Activists

  24 September 2011

For over a month, ten Global Voices bloggers have been working with activists from ten different countries as mentors of members of the new Blogger Swarm initiative of Activista, the youth network of international development organization ActionAid.

Bangladesh: The Facebook Status Controversy

  9 September 2011

Facebook is becoming a popular social media in Bangladesh like the rest of the world, but your Facebook status can sometime cause you trouble. Actions have been taken by a Bangladeshi court against a teacher living abroad, as a consequence of his Facebook status.

Bangladesh: A Real Reckoning On 1971

  5 September 2011

Naeem Mohaiemen at Unheard Voice comments on the Bangladesh liberation war of 1971: “what we are left waiting for is a deep investigation into 1971– about the nature of violence, crisis bargaining, unintended consequences, and history’s orphans.”

Bangladesh: Overcrowded Trains

  1 September 2011

Photojournalist Monirul Alam posts an amazing picture and a video of people traveling home in overcrowded trains to celebrate eid festival in Bangladesh.

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