Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

Learn more about Lingua Translation  »

· May, 2013

Stories about Bangladesh from May, 2013

23 May 2013

Bangladesh's Planned Coal Power Plant Threatens Sundarbans Mangrove Forest

A plan to erect a coal-fired power plant in Bangladesh next to the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world which straddles Bangladesh and India, is drawing fire from...

11 May 2013

Woman Rescued from Bangladesh Factory Rubble After 17 Days

The same day that the death toll of a nine-story factory collapse in Savar in the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital city of Dhaka rose to 1,055, now the deadliest building...

4 May 2013

Islamists Demand that Bangladesh's Women Stay at Home

Members of a radical Islamist party in Bangladesh attacked female journalists on assignment as the group marched in the country's capital to demand strict Islamic law, including a ban on...

1 May 2013

Savar Tragedy: Where Humanity Shines Amidst Rubbles

A long and difficult rescue operation has been going on since the factory building collapse on April 24, 2013 in Savar, Bangladesh. 397 people have died, and 2834 workers have...