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· October, 2012

Stories about Bangladesh from October, 2012

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Bangladesh: Low Dependency on Agricultural Products Prompts Food Security Fears

  21 October 2012

In the last four decades Bangladesh saw a tremendous rise in the industry and service sectors which prompted the decrease of dependency on agricultural Produces. The decrease in employment in agriculture sector and the increase in number of landless people due to use of agricultural land for other purposes have made a large number of population vulnerable to food insecurity.

Bangladesh: The Perils of The YouTube Ban

  21 October 2012

The Bangladesh government banned YouTube and its many IPs were also banned which are also used by other Google Services. Many from Bangladesh are unable to access a number of Google services for more than a month as a consequence. Sajib vents his frustrations.

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Bangladesh: People of Siddhirganj Protest Poor Law & Order

  7 October 2012

On 16th of September 2012 thousands of labors of the local garments Industry took to the streets to protest “poor law and order situation” in Siddhirganj. A growing number of people are being attacked and stabbed by muggers while the media and the administration remains silent. Bloggers reveal many issues with their investigative report.

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Bangladesh: Ramu Attacks – A National Shame

  6 October 2012

Recently religious extremists attacked Bangladesh Buddhist temples and households on charges of the desecration of the Quran. People have protested against these attacks all over the country and Facebook, blogs and online media are filled with messages condemning the attack.

Bangladesh: Video Contents In Students’ Reach

  5 October 2012

A growing number of contents available online become useless to people, who do not have access to the internet. Agami, a project based in San Jose, CA has made it possible to provide access of educational videos of Khan Academy translated in Bangla to underprivileged students in Khulna, Bangladesh using...

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Bangladesh: ‘One Billion Rising’ Campaign Starts

  3 October 2012

Bangladesh has joined the global initiative to end the violence against women and children by launching the 'One Billion Rising' campaign. The word “billion” in the campaign refers to the one billion women on the planet who are survivors of abuse.

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