Dhaka’s Silence in Wake of Avijit Roy’s Murder

March 26, 2015

Can writers in Bangladesh depend on the government to protect them? The brutal murder of Avijit Roy, a Bangladeshi-born American writer, shocked many people in his home country. International human rights organizations condemned the killing, and the US government sent FBI agents to the capital...

Bangladesh: Through the Eyes of a Traveler

January 15, 2015

Following his recent visit to Bangladesh, Lucas Ausems argues that only dialogue and mutual understanding will lead the country forward. When I arrived in Dhaka on October 30, I had no knowledge of Bangladesh, save for what I had learned at university during a couple of lectures on...

Bangladeshi Workers Organize to Protect Their Most Valuable Export: Themselves

October 03, 2014

Migrant domestic workers from Bangladesh enjoy little protection from their government, but they’re not alone. May: Banani, Dhaka, Bangladesh “Mariah” is a small woman with an unexpectedly intense stare. All of us in the hotel conference room crane our necks to see her, as she rises to...