Students in Bangladesh call for leadership change as protests against quota system turn violent


Protests against a job quota system in Bangladesh have turned violent. The World’s host Carolyn Beeler speaks with Samina Luthfa, who teaches sociology at the University of Dhaka, about why people are upset.

A 1988 polychrome resin sculpture is displayed of the comic character Tintin and his dog snowy

A radio personality drew popular cartoon Tintin into Bangladesh scenes while quarantining — to the delight of fans

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Trainees work at Snowtex garment factory in Dhamrai, near Dhaka, Bangladesh

‘Just a respite’: Accord to protect Bangladesh’s garment workers gets temporary extension

Clouds cover the skies over the river Ganges ahead of Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata, India, May 19, 2020.

How to deal with a cyclone in the middle of a pandemic?

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Bangladesh flooded farms.

A climate migration crisis is escalating in Bangladesh

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Garment workers block a road as they protest for higher wages.

Bangladesh garment workers re-up protest after meager pay raise


After thousands of garment workers in Bangladesh staged week-long protests, garment factory owners agreed to raise workers’ pay to 95 USD per month, but protesters say it’s not enough while owners point to global brands to share the costs.

Five young Bangladesh Nationalist Party activists vandalize a police vehicle with batons

Opposition protestors clash with police in Bangladesh as election nears

Dhaka police say they were attacked without reason. BNP leaders denounced the police actions as an “injustice” — part of a government plot to exclude BNP from upcoming elections.

Rapper Skibkhan in the video for ‘Shob Chup,’ which condemns the culture of silence around poverty and inequality in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi rappers wield rhymes as a weapon, with Tupac as their guide


There is another story about youthful anger in Bangladesh. No, not radicalization. It’s the story of hip-hop.

People are seen walking past an H&M store through the reflection in the glass.

H&M’s statement about sexual harassment allegations in Bangladeshi factories


The company is a big buyer from factories in Bangladesh.

Mother and daughter

Working in a garment factory may not bring this mother and daughter long-term economic stability


Rongmala Begum, like many of Bangladesh’s garment workers, doesn’t know how old she is. She doesn’t have a birth certificate, which is common for the rural poor here. She thinks she’s in her 40s. She has an identification card, but she can’t read it. Begum is illiterate.