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Al Jazeera, Globalpost, and others. South & Southeast Asia. Bangladeshi. The face of modern gout. Who's the jerk who took @bigmizz?

Online entrepreneurs thriving in Bangladesh — Only about 10 percent of Bangladeshis are connected to the internet, but it is already transforming lives. In some areas, farmers and labourers are making 10 times what they used to by selling things online. Al Jazeera's Maher Sattar reports from Sylheti Bazaar.

Insecurity grips minority groups in Bangladesh — The UN's Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion has visited Bangladesh to look into the recent murders of four writers who had been labelled atheists by conservative religious groups. But atheists are not the only minority group in Bangladesh facing problems. In Tangail, a 120-year-old Hindu temple was burned down at this site.
Sep 10, 2015

RT @arnabnsg: Country created in the name of Bengali secular nationalism has failed its minority groups @mahersattar

Bangkok bombing reactions: it’s just shocking - video — Tourists and visitors to Bangkok recount their experience of the bombing in the centre of the city that has killed at least 19 people. The Thai authorities believe the blast was caused by a pipe bomb inside the Erawan shrine, which was then detonated around 7pom local time.
Aug 18, 2015

Visitors to Bangkok react to bombing at tourist site - my video for the Guardian, with thanks to Yu...

Thailand and the daily travail of human trafficking — A few weeks ago I came across a strange sight at Dhaka's international airport. Just behind the immigration officers' desks, several rows of men, wearing identical shirts, were sitting, or rather, squatting on th ground. They were Bangladeshis who were being repatriated by the International Organization of Migration (IOM) after they had been found in Thailand - victims of human traffickers.

On Al Jazeera - Two years on, Rana Plaza culprits...

Jun 30, 2015

Video: On Al Jazeera - Two years on, Rana Plaza culprits continue to evade punishment

buzzfeed: The Wet Hot American Summer: First Day...

Jun 23, 2015

Video: buzzfeed: The Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp trailer is here! Fuck. Off.

Blind Bangladeshi fisherman's disappearing home — The disappearing island of Bhola, Bangladesh's largest, is home to one and a half million people. Half of Bhola's land has been eroded away in the past 20 years. Now, those who live near recently-erected flood and erosion barriers worry these aren't strong enough, and that neither the barrier nor their homes will survive the upcoming rainy season.

Al Jazeera - Bangladesh’s Killer in the Kitchen

Apr 28, 2015

Video: Al Jazeera - Bangladesh’s Killer in the Kitchen

Al Jazeera - As Bangladesh enters a third year of... — Al Jazeera - As Bangladesh enters a third year of violent political instability, international brands are startling to lose patience with its garment industry
Apr 13, 2015

Video: Al Jazeera - As Bangladesh enters a third year of violent political instability, international...

Al Jazeera - Ketamine use divides drug & health...

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Feb 07, 2016

Bangladesh's first film about its indigenous people is winning awards abroad, but blocked by censors at home…

Feb 06, 2016

RT @J_Allchin: 1st #Bangladesh Chakma lang film censored bcos=critical of army in Chittagong Hill Tracts, good stuff @mahersattar…

Feb 03, 2016

I have to say, the boat captain we're interviewing for our story on Bangladesh's lost rivers is pretty damn smooth

Feb 03, 2016

RT @EllenBarryNYT: Good point: Mohammad Ali, aka @hindureporter, was the sharpeyed journo who 1st wrote abt the women's rebellion in UP…

Feb 01, 2016

My story on how Bangladesh's drug firms - best known for deadly fake meds - want FDA approval to export to the USA

Feb 01, 2016

RT @nanchanokw: Elite students receive a lesson in self-censorship | Bangkok Post: news

Feb 01, 2016

Nice explainer by @FlorenceLooi on what it means for Myanmar's democracy now that Aung San Suu Kyi has won the vote…

Feb 01, 2016

RT @J_Allchin: workers; part of an oft-cited/little comprehended 'global conspiracy' to bring down Bangladesh's garment trade…

Feb 01, 2016

RT @lauragbeattie: "..its certainly a possibility"this woman is involved in intrntl conspiracy to destroy #Bangladesh's garment sector👌…

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