Stories about Bangladesh from January, 2012
Hana at Unheard Voice highlights a petition by twenty human rights activists, academics and members of the Bangladeshi civil society in which they protest the arrest of a Head Teacher for having a copy of Taslima Nasreen’s ‘Lajja’ in the school’s library.
The New Horizon thinks that cattle trade is the major root cause behind the regular border killings at India-Bangladesh border.
Ishtiaque opines that the Bangladeshi national TV channel has become a state propaganda machine like the Pravda.
Bangladesh Unlocked reports that the 11th season of excavation has opened at Wari Bateshwar archaeological site, in Narshingdhi near Dhaka.
In 2011, volunteer translators at Global Voices in French translated hundreds of articles and updates on world events and we'd like to say "'Merci!". We've asked them which translation struck them most, during this epic year. Here is the French translators' selection!
2011 was an eventful year. We have seen extensive use of social media in South Asia to discuss many controversies and protests. In this post we highlight Global Voices South Asian team's coverage throughout the year.
In Bangladesh a long diversion road has been hurriedly built through the Titas river and its tributaries obstructing its flow in many parts. It was done to facilitate transit of Indian over-dimensional cargo lorries through Bangladesh. Netizens are outraged by the developments.