Bangladesh

environment

The Sinking Brothel

The sex workers of Banishanta, an island on Bangladesh’s southwestern coast, stand to be washed away by rising sea levels.
Matthew Bremner
2.24.18
energy

'Swarm Electrification' in Bangladesh Lets Neighbours Swap Solar Electricity

For decades, families had little choice but to use kerosene. Now they’re swapping solar electricity.
Sara Badiei
11.29.16
Culture

Wikipedia’s Piracy Police Are Ruining the Developing World's Internet Experience

A bunch of more-or-less random editors who happen to want to be the piracy police are dictating the means of internet access for people who use Wikipedia Zero.
Jason Koebler
4.27.16
Hacking

Cunning Malware Covered Hackers' Tracks in $81M Bangladeshi Bank Heist

Researchers at BAE Systems claim to have found malware linked to the recent digital bank job in Bangladesh.
Joseph Cox
4.25.16
Facebook

What Life for a Bangladeshi Click Farmer Looks Like

It’s not the sweatshop labor you’re thinking of.
Clinton Nguyen
3.30.16
Health

A Shortage of Legitimate Donors Is Fuelling the Black Market Organ Trade

As Wales becomes the latest country to make organ donation opt-out, the illegal organ trade continues around the world.
Rich Wordsworth
11.27.15
Motherboard Blog

One Look at the Bangladeshi Sweatshop Companies’ Dead Websites Reveals How Hellish They Were

The fact that these Bangladeshi workers were gravely endangered was right there on their websites, available to anyone who cared to look. Walmart, for one, didn't.
Brian Merchant
4.26.13
Motherboard Blog

To Curry Political Favor, Islamists in Bangladesh Want Atheist Bloggers to Die

The Islamist marchers listed 84 bloggers who they demand be arrested or hanged. In February an atheist blogger named Rajib was stabbed to death a month after blogger Asif Mohiuddin was nearly killed for his beliefs.
Joseph Allchin
4.23.13