Tag Archives: Internet

Blogger Asif Mohiuddin arrested over “blasphemous” blog posts

11 bloggers on Bangladesh government’s hit list (ed) By Benjamin Ismail: Reporters sans frontiers Asif Mohiuddin, a militant atheist blogger who has been hounded by Bangladeshi Islamists and officials, was arrested today by the Detective Branch of the Dhaka police and is … Continue reading

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When luddites go digital

Article that looks at the rise of digital Bangladesh culminating in the current blockage of www.youtube.com in Bangladesh. Remember those days? It was 1993. Getting a new telephone line took several years and large bribes. Getting an international line was … Continue reading

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Shell Blocks Employee Access to Activist Website

 71,010 employees blocked from tweeting Oprah about Supreme Court murder case  Houston, TX (October 2, 2012) — Early Monday morning, 71,010 Shell employees received an email from the company’s “Grassroots Employee Empowerment Division” providing information on Kiobel v. Royal Dutch … Continue reading

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Media literacy debate at Global Media Forum

While the following text is in German, the interview is in English. Bangladesh: „Vor allem unsere Politiker brauchen Bildung“ Shahidul Alam Für Shahidul Alam, Fotograf und Aktivist aus Bangladesh, ist Bildung viel mehr als Lesen und Schreiben. Im DW-Interview spricht … Continue reading

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Photography as a revolutionary tool in Bangladesh

Deutsche Welle in a report said “The largest European Internet conference, re:publica, in Berlin may have seen many international speakers before, but surely never a bearded Muslim from Bangladesh, who challenges the meaning behind the term ‘third world’ and gives … Continue reading

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The Borders of the Global Village

  THE BORDERS OF THE GLOBAL VILLAGE Guerilla Internet: Using the Net to fight its own dominance The Internet can be a subversive tool. It remains the only medium which gives scope – relatively inexpensively, and without the support of the gatekeepers – … Continue reading

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The Technician in the Establishment: Obama’s America and the World

By Vinay Lal Vinay Lal teaches history at the University of California, Los Angeles and is presently with the University of California Education Abroad Programme in India. Courtesy: Economic and Political Weekly Barack Obama is poised to become the 44th … Continue reading

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When a Modem Costs More Than a Cow

Bangladesh’s history is that of colonization, oppression and genocide. It is less than thirty years since several million people were killed and many more became refugees in perhaps one of the greatest atrocities of modern times. There were two basic … Continue reading

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When The Mind Says Yes

It was in the foothills of the Himalayas that he was born. In a bullock cart amidst a snowstorm. It was in the cold chill of January, in the severest winter in Bangladesh’s memory, that he died. Alone and uncared … Continue reading

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