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RESISTING RAMPAL

‘Go back NTPC, get out India’ rahnuma ahmed Of all the slogans raised in protest against the coal power plant being built at Rampal in Bagerhat, this one’s the best.

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DrikNews RVJN wins World Summit Award

Rural Visual Journalism Network The Rural Visual Journalism Network (RVJN) is an innovative initiative where trained district correspondents use Apple i-Pod Touch technology to produce multimedia stories from rural Bangladesh. The correspondents’ multimedia stories focus on addressing specific issues faced … Continue reading

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‘পরপর দু’বার বাংলাদেশ জয়ী হলো, হ্যাট্রিকের আশায় থাকি’

‘পরপর দু’বার বাংলাদেশ জয়ী হলো, হ্যাট্রিকের আশায় থাকি’ ডয়চে ভেলের সেরা অনলাইন অ্যাক্টিভিজম অ্যাওয়ার্ড ‘দ্য বব্স’-এর বাংলা ভাষার বিচারক ড. শহীদুল আলম৷ অন্যান্য ক্ষেত্রের মতো এখানেও তাঁর সাফল্য কম নয়৷ তাই হ্যাট্রিকের অপেক্ষা করতেই পারেন শহীদুল৷

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Bangladeshi blog Infolady wins Global Media Forum Award

This year’s Global Media Forum Award went to the project Infolady from Bangladesh. Finalists in the category addressed issues tied to the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2013, which looks at “The Future of Growth – Economic Values and the … Continue reading

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When Interest Creates a Conflict

November 19, 2012, 5:00 am 3 Comments By JAMES ESTRIN: New York Times Lensblog Like most photographers in conflict zones, Stanley Greene has spent a lot of time with nongovernmental organizations, befriending aid workers who dealt with war, famine and refugees. They not only … Continue reading

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The path through the fields

Bangladesh has dysfunctional politics and a stunted private sector. Yet it has been surprisingly good at improving the lives of its poor The Economist Nov 3rd 2012 Villagers are doing it for themselves ON THE outskirts of the village of … Continue reading

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International NGOs serve imperialism; Africa needs own independent development organizations

By Nosakhare Boadi Published Dec 2, 2011 International non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are global contractors, hired to execute the foreign policies of imperialism. They largely work without questioning the existing social system. Surely they complain about poverty and the suffering of … Continue reading

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Water water everywhere, Nor any drop to drink

For almost 20 years, Professor Mohammad Alauddin has been working to solve the drinking water contamination problem in one of the world’s most populous and water-rich nations. What is the solution for Bangladesh — and what can we learn from … Continue reading

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WB finds graft rampant in govt, NGOs

By David Bergman The New Age Thursday, 2 February, 2012 Five non-governmental organisations have admitted to the World Bank that they made corrupt payments to Bangladesh government officials to receive contracts under a bank-funded project. The admissions are contained in … Continue reading

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