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Slow progress for Bangladeshi garment workers as anniversary looms

As the first anniversary of the tragic Rana factory collapse in Bangladesh approaches, what are Australian companies doing to make their Bangladeshi factories safer? Alys Francis finds out.

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In an unstable region, Bangladesh can’t be ignored

The tragic factory fire in Bangladesh has at least thrown light on a country largely ignored by Australia. In an unstable region, its business and political operations need attention, writes commentator Tanveer Ahmed.

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Refugee case: the tricky task of proving to a court you’re gay

The case of two Bangladeshi men seeking refugee status because they claim to be gay is to be reviewed, after courts couldn’t agree on whether they were gay. Melbourne-based freelance reporter David Donaldson reports.

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Crikey Blogs | JOURNALISM|

Bangladeshi twins a case study in media coverage

Around 90% of Australian news stories published over the last seven years mentioning Bangladesh were about conjoined twins. It is a fascinating case study in reportage, writes Michelle Imison.

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Global Post | ASIA-PACIFIC|

Rise of the mega city

The planet now has over 20 cities with a population of 10 million. Check out Global Post’s five part series on Dhaka, Bangladesh, the fastest growing city in the world. With urbanisation comes poverty, slums and pollution.

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The Independent | ENVIRONMENT|

How the UN poisoned Bangladesh

How a UN and World Bank-backed scheme to bring clean drinking water to millions of Bangladeshis went horribly wrong, resulting in what the World Health Organisation has labeled “the largest mass poisoning of a population in history”.

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