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Asian Development Bank
ADB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.
Embassy Row
Embassy Row, published by Sources as part of the Parliamentary Names & Numbers directory, lists all embassies and high commissions to Canada, and all Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad. Each e...
Partners in Population and Development
Partners in Population and Development (PPD) is the only organization in the world fully dedicated to the promotion of South-South partnerships.
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was established when its Charter was formally adopted on December 8, 1985 by the Heads of State or Government of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...

News Releases

Bangladesh extends block to online voice and messaging services
2015-01-21
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has ordered Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and mobile phone operators to block access to online voice and messaging services including,...
Bangladesh factory fire: brands accused of criminal negligence
2012-11-25
Clean Clothes Campaign
Clean Clothes Campaign, along with trade unions & labour rights organisation, is calling for immediate action from international brands following the fire in Dhaka Bangladesh which killed over 100 wor...
Bangladesh Journalist attacked with harpoon at home
2014-08-07
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) in condemning the attack on journalist Nasrul Anwar on August 2.
Bangladeshi and Tibetan bloggers win Reporters Without Borders category awards
2012-05-02
Reporters without Borders
Bangladeshi and Tibetan bloggers win Reporters Without Borders category awards.
British journalist convicted of contempt for questioning death toll
2014-12-10
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is shocked by the Bangladesh court's conviction this week of Dhaka-based British journalist David Bergman on contempt for questioning the official dea...
Editor, publisher charged with sedition in Bangladesh
2012-12-20
Committee to Protect Journalists
CPJ is deeply concerned by sedition charges leveled against Mahmudur Rahman, the acting editor and majority owner of the Bengali-language pro-opposition daily Amar Desh and the paper's publisher, Alha...
Fourth blogger on radical Islamist hit-list hacked to death
2015-08-09
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that Niloy Neel, a secularist blogger and activist who had been threatened by Islamist militants, was hacked to death today in his Dhaka home by five int...
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
2009-05-02
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
Journalist arrested over Facebook post in Bangladesh
2015-08-25
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) in expressing serious concern over the arrest and detention of a journalist in Dhaka over a F...
Journalist gets seven-year jail sentence for decade-old articles
2014-01-10
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the seven-year jail sentence that a Dhaka court imposed today on former magazine editor Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury in connection with articles criticizing Islamism...
Press Freedom Under Fire in South Asia, 2008-09
2009-05-02
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) & South Asia Media Solidarity
The seventh annual report on press freedom in South Asia documents alarming trends in working conditions for journalists.
Religious extremists murder fourth blogger in Bangladesh
2015-08-09
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly deplores the murder of Niladri Chattopadhyay on August 7 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Threatening email orders Bangladeshi media to fire women
2015-10-27
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the threats against news media and bloggers contained in a email that was sent to a score of Bangladeshi print and broadcast media outlets on 19 October, and calls o...
TV presenter slaughtered in Bangladesh
2014-08-28
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) deplore the slaughter murder of a television host in Dhaka on Wednesday night, August 27.

Sources Select Resources

Bangladesh extends block to online voice and messaging services
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has ordered Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and mobile phone operators to block access to online voice and messaging services including,...
Bangladesh factory fire: brands accused of criminal negligence
Sources News Release
Article
2012
Clean Clothes Campaign
Clean Clothes Campaign, along with trade unions & labour rights organisation, is calling for immediate action from international brands following the fire in Dhaka Bangladesh which killed over 100 wor...
Bangladesh Journalist attacked with harpoon at home
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) in condemning the attack on journalist Nasrul Anwar on August 2.
Bangladesh and the shrinking space for free thinkers: 'Don't call me Muslim, I am an atheist'
Taslima, Nasreen
Article
2015
Europe Solidaire Sans Frontières
Writer Taslima Nasreen fled Bangladesh in 1994 when extremists threatened to kill her for criticizing Islam, and has been living in exile since. Her country has, in recent times, seen many intellectua...
Bangladesh volunteers learn to make a life-or-death difference in a disaster
Yee,Amy
Article
2015
The Guardian
In the wake of the Rana Plaza collapse, civilians - often first on the scene of disasters in poorer countries - are being trained to support emergency teams.
Bangladeshi Tribals Evicted For Tea Plantation Expansion
Chatterjee, Pratap
Article
2015
CorpWatch
A Bangladeshi company has been accused of using armed men to evict ethnic minority communities in order to expand a tea plantation in Sreemangal in northeastern Bangladesh.
Bangladesh's exploitation economy
Cyran, Olivier
Article
2013
Le Monde diplomatique
Before the collapse of Rana Plaza, which killed over a thousand people, most of them textile workers, there was the fire that killed a hundred at the Tazreen factory. A major cause is western companie...
Bloggers Under Fire: The Fatal Consequences of Free Thinking in Bangladesh
Article
2016
Global Voices
Six secular Bangladeshi writers have been killed since November of 2014: Rajshahi University professor AKM Shafiul Islam, literary publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan, and bloggers Avijit Roy, Oyasiqur Rahm...
British journalist convicted of contempt for questioning death toll
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is shocked by the Bangladesh court's conviction this week of Dhaka-based British journalist David Bergman on contempt for questioning the official dea...
Buddhist Pogropms and Religious Conflicts
Malik, Kenan
Article
2013
Pandaemonium
Most observers would, rightly, reject the idea that there is something inherent in Buddhism that has led to the violence. Rather, most would recognize that the anti-Muslim violence in both Myanmar and...
Cheap clothing proves far too dear
The death of workers in Bangladesh are just the latest tragedy that springs from the west's addiction to fashion
Siegle, Lucy
Article
2010
The Guardian
In Bangladesh one hundred workers died in a garment fire, a common occurence plaguing a workforce that already has the distinction of being the "most poorly paid in the world". The author investigates...
Coal plant threatens world's largest mangrove forest - and Bangladesh's future
Rahman, Mowdud; Aitken, Greg
Article
2015
Ecologist
As COP21 reaches its endgame, there are plans to build 2,440 coal-fired power plants around the worl. Their completion would send global temperatures, and sea levels, soaring. Yet Bangladesh, the worl...
Connexions Library: Central and South Asia Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on central and southern Asia.
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
Interview with director of "Like"
Hynes, Eric
Article
2016
The Intercept
The director of a documentary about Bangladeshi workers who get paid to "like" Facebook posts discusses the people and ideas behind her film.
Journalist gets seven-year jail sentence for decade-old articles
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the seven-year jail sentence that a Dhaka court imposed today on former magazine editor Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury in connection with articles criticizing Islamism...
Press Freedom Under Fire in South Asia, 2008-09
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) & South Asia Media Solidarity
The seventh annual report on press freedom in South Asia documents alarming trends in working conditions for journalists.
Religious extremists murder fourth blogger in Bangladesh
International Federation of Journalists
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly deplores the murder of Niladri Chattopadhyay on August 7 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The IFJ demand immediate action from the Bangladeshi Governmen...
Spelling mistake prevented hackers taking $1bn in bank heist
Reuters
Article
2016
The Guardian
New York Fed reveals spelling of 'foundation' as 'fandation' prompted bank to seek clarification and stop transfer, but hackers still got away with about $80m.
They Are Still Killing Trade Union Leaders
Global Capital's Death Squads and Night-Riders
Macaray, David
Article
2012
CounterPunch
Question: So what happens these days in developing countries when a prominent, charismatic union activist - with the courage to stand up to sinister, government-supported business groups who have, on ...
Threatening email orders Bangladeshi media to fire women
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the threats against news media and bloggers contained in a email that was sent to a score of Bangladeshi print and broadcast media outlets on 19 October, and calls o...
TV presenter slaughtered in Bangladesh
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) deplore the slaughter murder of a television host in Dhaka on Wednesday night, August 27.

Sources Bookshelf

Recovering Nonviolent History
Civil Resistance in Liberation Struggles
Bartkowski, Maciej (ed.)
Book
2013
Essays showing, in considerable detail, the varied roles played by civil resistance in fifteen liberation struggles in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Canadian International Development Agency
Mandate: "Supporting sustainable development, reducing poverty and providing humanitarian assistance in order to promote a more secure, equitable and prosperous world."


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