Bangladesh : le conflit homme-éléphant susceptible de causer l’extinction des éléphants

« Ce sont les humains qui envahissent les habitats des animaux ».Publié à l’origine sur Global Voices en FrançaisÉléphant d’Asie à Inani, Cox’s Bazar. Image fournie par Syedabbas321 via Wikipedia, sous licence CC BY-SA 4.0. [Sauf mention contraire, tous les liens renvoient vers des pages web en anglais.] Les éléphants sauvages d’Asie peuplent le Bangladesh … Continue reading “Bangladesh : le conflit homme-éléphant susceptible de causer l’extinction des éléphants”

Mourning the death of the Bengali author and publisher who opened a door to world literature

His spy series Masud Rana took Bengali readers by stormOriginally published on Global VoicesCollage of covers of books of Masud Rana. Created by the author. Fair use. Qazi Anwar Hussain, noted writer and creator of Bangladesh’s popular spy thriller series “Masud Rana” and the founder of an influential publishing house died on January 19, 2022 … Continue reading “Mourning the death of the Bengali author and publisher who opened a door to world literature”

Penser notre rapport au salariat : fiche sur le courant de la « Critique de la valeur »

Vu la tronche du monde du travail depuis des années, et particulièrement depuis le début de la pandémie dans un contexte ultralibéral-autoritaire, il devient de plus en plus urgent de remettre sur la scène du monde militant une critique du travail marchand. Cette critique est d’autant plus minoritaire que le néolibéralisme façonne nos manières de … Continue reading “Penser notre rapport au salariat : fiche sur le courant de la « Critique de la valeur »”

Fans mourn Narayan Debnath, creator of the first Bengali comic-strip superhero

“Thank you for Nonte-Phonte, Handa-Bhonda, Batul the Great and much more.”Originally published on Global VoicesNarayan Debnath in his study. 2011. Image via Wikipedia by Bonyoraj. CC BY 3.0. Indian comics artist, writer and illustrator Narayan Debnath was perhaps not known in the international arena but he is hailed as the father of Bengali language comic … Continue reading “Fans mourn Narayan Debnath, creator of the first Bengali comic-strip superhero”

New Novel Glimpses the Dangers Facing the Impending “Asian Century”

People walk near the India Gate monument amid heavy smog in New Delhi, India, on Oct. 28, 2016. Photo: Dominique Faget/AFP via Getty Images After hundreds of years of domination by the West, the world is now primed to have an “Asian Century.” After a long period of decline, demographic and economic trends point to … Continue reading “New Novel Glimpses the Dangers Facing the Impending “Asian Century””

« Le Chantier »: la radio qui ouvre la voie vers l’emploi

« Bonjour, bienvenue sur la radio +Le Chantier+ »: Benjamin Bony, salarié en insertion et journaliste éphémère, accueille les auditeurs de Clermont-Ferrand au micro de ce média pas comme les autres qui utilise le journalisme pour faciliter la recherche d’emploi. « En proposant à nos salariés de prendre la parole en public, de faire un travail de journaliste, … Continue reading “« Le Chantier »: la radio qui ouvre la voie vers
l’emploi”

Bangladesh – Le camp de réfugiés rohingyas d’Ukhiya dévasté par les flammes, plus de 1 000 maisons détruites. Établissements de santé et établissements d’enseignement incinérés.

Le dimanche 9 janvier, un immense incendie s’est déclaré dans un camp rohingya à Ukhiya’s Cox’s Bazar, détruisant plus de 1 000 baraques. Il n’a pas été possible de déterminer immédiatement la cause de l’incendie. Les flammes dans le camp des Rohingyas à Ukhiya se sont éteintes, plus de 1 000 maisons ont été détruites. … Continue reading “Bangladesh – Le camp de réfugiés rohingyas d’Ukhiya dévasté par les flammes, plus de 1 000 maisons détruites. Établissements de santé et établissements d’enseignement incinérés.”

7200 Tea Garden Workers Have Better Lives, Thanks to These IIT Grads & Mushrooms!

After the Partition, Atul Nandy and his family migrated to Siliguri from Bangladesh, where they settled into a life of agriculture, growing food for a living. But as a farmer living in a remote part of the country, he faced multiple hardships. Anirban, Atul’s son, closely witnessed all the difficulties that his father experienced. “Many … Continue reading “7200 Tea Garden Workers Have Better Lives, Thanks to These IIT Grads & Mushrooms!”

Refugees Detained With No-Vax Djokovic in Australia Suddenly Have World’s Attention

The global media frenzy over Australia’s temporary detention of anti-vaccine tennis star Novak Djokovic has inadvertently drawn attention to the cruel mistreatment of refugees imprisoned in the same run-down, bug-infested facility in Melbourne. News reports showing Djokovic’s fans, and local anti-vaxxers, rallying in his support outside the Park Hotel, a makeshift detention center, have included … Continue reading “Refugees Detained With No-Vax Djokovic in Australia Suddenly Have World’s Attention”

The Civic Media Observatory in 2021

We reflect on the Observatory in 2021Originally published on Global Voices 2021 was a big year for the Civic Media Observatory. Here’s a recap of our work. What do we do at the Civic Media Observatory? We identify and analyze how people construct and share narratives in media We explain the context and subtext underlying … Continue reading “The Civic Media Observatory in 2021”

Unpatented shot dubbed ‘the world’s COVID-19 vaccine’ wins emergency approval in India

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Dec. 28, 2021. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license. An unpatented Covid-19 vaccine developed by the Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, and the pharmaceutical firm Biological E. Limited received emergency-use authorization from Indian regulators on Tuesday—news that … Continue reading “Unpatented shot dubbed ‘the world’s COVID-19 vaccine’ wins emergency approval in India”

World’s top 2021 climate disasters cost nearly $200 billion, says study

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Dec. 27, 2021. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license. A new report out Monday shows that 2021 continued the trend of annual climate devastation worldwide that is costing the global economy hundreds of billions of dollars as planet-heating emissions … Continue reading “World’s top 2021 climate disasters cost nearly $200 billion, says study”

How the Pursuit of Unknown Viruses Risks Triggering the Next Pandemic

“I can feel the fear — fear of infections,” Tian Junhua said as he gazed wide-eyed at a clump of bats clinging to the wall of a dark cave. “Because when you find the viruses, you are also most easily exposed to the viruses.” Tian, a researcher for the Wuhan Center for Disease Control who … Continue reading “How the Pursuit of Unknown Viruses Risks Triggering the Next Pandemic”

Les liens entre l’Inde et le Bangladesh au point d’inflexion

Par M. K. Bhadrakumar − Le 4 décembre 2021 − Source The Indian Punchline Le Premier ministre Modi et son homologue bangladaise Sheikh Hasina Dans la vie d’une nation, les cinquante premières années devraient être considérées comme marquant les rites de passage de l’adolescence. L’Inde peut se féliciter d’avoir aidé le Bangladesh à traverser une … Continue reading “Les liens entre l’Inde et le Bangladesh au point d’inflexion”

Noam Chomsky and Stan Cox, Before It’s Too Late

Noam Chomsky and Stan Cox, Before It’s Too Late The Path to a Livable Future, Or Will Rich Corporations Trash the Planet? October 24, 2021. Tom Dispatch.  This month will mark a critical juncture in the struggle to avoid climate catastrophe. At the COP26 global climate summit kicking off next week in Glasgow, Scotland, negotiators … Continue reading “Noam Chomsky and Stan Cox, Before It’s Too Late”

Un incendie fait des dizaines de morts sur un ferry surchargé au Bangladesh

Au moins 37 personnes sont mortes après qu’un incendie s’est déclaré sur un bateau reliant la capitale Dacca à la ville de Barguna, à environ 250 kilomètres plus au sud, ce 24 décembre. Comme le souligne la BBC, cet épisode “ajoute une couche à l’horreur”, dans un pays où les accidents de bateaux, surchargés et mal entretenus, ne … Continue reading “Un incendie fait des dizaines de morts sur un ferry surchargé au Bangladesh”

Portraits of a pandemic: Films on the unequal impact of COVID-19 in the Asia-Pacific

The films cover stories on human rights abuses stemming from lockdown measures Originally published on Global VoicesOne of the films in the playlist featured Filipino activist Reina Mae Nasino, whose detention and the death of her three-month-old baby became a symbol of political repression in the Philippines during the pandemic. Photo by Kodao Productions, a … Continue reading “Portraits of a pandemic: Films on the unequal impact of COVID-19 in the Asia-Pacific”

Le péril djihadiste gagne le Bangladesh

Marginalisés pour s’être compromis avec le Pakistan lors de la guerre de libération en 1971, les islamistes bangladais ont progressivement retrouvé leur influence. Certains sont passés à l’action violente. Les assassinats de personnalités athées et progressistes, puis l’attentat commis à Dacca cet été, (…) / Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Conflit, Islam, Religion, Terrorisme, Violence, Fondamentalisme – 2016/12

2021 in retrospective: Authoritarian practices threatened journalists and restricted media freedom in South Asia

Press and internet freedom faced challenges in 2021Originally published on Global VoicesImage by Internet Freedom Foundation. CC-BY In several South Asian countries, press and internet freedom were challenged in the year 2021. According to the 2021 World Press Freedom Index, Bangladesh at 152 has slipped down one position in the annual ranking of 180 countries, … Continue reading “2021 in retrospective: Authoritarian practices threatened journalists and restricted media freedom in South Asia”

UN Public Service Awards Recognize 10 Public Service Delivery Innovations That Strengthen SDG Efforts

Ten initiatives from Bangladesh, Brazil, Ghana, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Mexico, Thailand, Republic of Korea, and Romania have been recognized for their innovative public service delivery with the prestigious UN Public Service Awards. This year’s …

The world in 2022 may be a less safe, less welcoming, less stable place for journalists – including in Hong Kong

A record number of journalists were behind bars this year, according to an annual census released by the Committee to Protect Journalists which – for the first time – included journalists from Hong Kong in the data. Jimmy Lai being transferred onto a Correctional Services vehicle on February 1, 2021. Photo: Studio Incendo. The watchdog … Continue reading “The world in 2022 may be a less safe, less welcoming, less stable place for journalists – including in Hong Kong”

Covid-19: Hong Kong bars visitors from 3 more Omicron risk countries, as tracking app requirement extended to all eateries

Only fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents will be allowed to return from the Maldives, Senegal and Tunisia from Thursday onwards, as the city tightens travel rules over concerns about the Covid-19 Omicron mutant strain. Meanwhile, the compulsory use of the government contact-tracing mobile application LeaveHomeSafe in 18 types of designated premises, including all restaurants, will begin … Continue reading “Covid-19: Hong Kong bars visitors from 3 more Omicron risk countries, as tracking app requirement extended to all eateries”

Du Missouri au Bangladesh : itinéraire d’un vaccin Pfizer contre le Covid-19

Un Bangladais reçoit une dose de vaccin Covid-19. Mahmud Hossain Opu/APImmuniser la planète contre le Covid-19 constitue un défi logistique sans précédent que l’on pourrait comparer à une mobilisation mondiale en temps de guerre, si ce n’est qu’on a affaire à un ennemi invisible et présent partout. Certains des vaccins doivent être conservés à très … Continue reading “Du Missouri au Bangladesh : itinéraire d’un vaccin Pfizer contre le Covid-19”

Rights groups decry ‘farcical and corrupt’ verdict as Myanmar’s Suu Kyi sentenced to four years in prison

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Dec. 6, 2021. It is shared here with permission. A Myanmar court on Monday sentenced the nation’s ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison on charges that human rights groups and the United Nations condemned as “politically motivated” and “corrupt.” The verdict—under … Continue reading “Rights groups decry ‘farcical and corrupt’ verdict as Myanmar’s Suu Kyi sentenced to four years in prison”

India-Bangladesh ties at inflection point

Prime Minister Modi and Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina  In the life of a nation, perhaps, the first fifty years ought to be regarded as marking the rites of passage through adolescence. India can congratulate itself for helping navigate Bangladesh through a difficult childhood. Parentage of a precocious child isn’t easy and Bangladesh can be opinionated, … Continue reading “India-Bangladesh ties at inflection point”

From Middle-Class Mysuru Girl To No. 2 At IMF: Gita Gopinath’s Inspiring Journey

Indian-American Gita Gopinath has been promoted to the position of first deputy managing director (FDMD) at the International Monetary Fund, from her earlier position of chief economist of the global financial lender. She will assume the role under present managing director Kristalina Georgieva, and will be succeeding current FDMD Geoffrey Okamoto. Gita, who was the … Continue reading “From Middle-Class Mysuru Girl To No. 2 At IMF: Gita Gopinath’s Inspiring Journey”

Amazon Workers in Alabama Get New Shot at Union After NLRB Rules Company Broke the Law in 1st Vote

Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama may soon get another chance to decide whether to unionize. The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Amazon violated U.S. labor law while waging an aggressive anti-unionization campaign against warehouse workers earlier this year in Bessemer, Alabama. This comes as Amazon workers worldwide from Bangladesh to … Continue reading “Amazon Workers in Alabama Get New Shot at Union After NLRB Rules Company Broke the Law in 1st Vote”

Coupe du monde 2022 : un collectif alsacien dénonce un chantier meurtrier au Qatar

Depuis quelques semaines, le collectif Maquis Alsace-Lorraine interpelle les joueurs de l’équipe de France pour les inciter à boycotter la compétition. En cause : les milliers de travailleurs décédés sur les chantiers de la Coupe du monde au Qatar. Un bilan humain catastrophique Des conditions de travail insoutenables, une chaleur intenable, des charges lourdes à porter … Continue reading “Coupe du monde 2022 : un collectif alsacien dénonce un
chantier meurtrier au Qatar”

Le prochain Sommet pour la démocratie de Biden. Une machine à voyager dans le temps

Par The Saker – Le 29 novembre 2021 – Source The Saker’s Blog Introduction : Le « Sommet pour la démocratie » de Biden, prévu les 9 et 10 décembre 2021, a publié la liste définitive des pays invités. Jetons-y un coup d’œil : Albanie Angola Antigua et Barbuda Argentine Arménie Australie Autriche Bahamas Barbade Belgique Belize … Continue reading “Le prochain Sommet pour la démocratie de Biden. Une machine à voyager dans le temps”