Bangladesh http://kgou.org en Bangladesh Sentences 152 Soldiers To Die Over Mutiny http://kgou.org/post/bangladesh-sentences-152-soldiers-die-over-mutiny A court in Bangladesh has handed down the death penalty for 152 soldiers in connection with a mutiny by border guards in 2009.<p>The Associated Press says that "the sentences followed a mass trial involving 846 defendants — a process criticized by a human rights group who said it was not credible and that at least 47 suspects died in custody."<p>According to <a href="http://banglanews24.com/English/detailsnews.php?nssl=bd639b876c6a37363c08ea18cbcfe0c4&nttl=0511201380548">Bangla News 24</a>, some 160 others received life sentences plus an additional 10 years, and 263 soldiers got terms of betwe Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:48:42 +0000 KRISHNADEV CALAMUR 16579 at http://kgou.org Bangladesh Sentences 152 Soldiers To Die Over Mutiny Bangladesh Capital City Struggles With Traffic, Lack Of Will For Change http://kgou.org/post/bangladesh-capital-city-struggles-traffic-lack-will-change <p><strong>Editor's Note:</strong><em> The following article comes from Abeda Sultana, a journalist working with KGOU in October. Her reflection on transportation issues in her home city presents a view of life in a growing area of the world.</em></p><p>More than 20 million people live in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. As a consequence, Dhaka city’s traffic congestion problem has grown to alarming proportions, and it is one of the most challenging issues.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:01:59 +0000 Abeda Sultana 16318 at http://kgou.org Bangladesh Capital City Struggles With Traffic, Lack Of Will For Change A Recurring Tragedy: Death In A Bangladesh Garment Factory http://kgou.org/post/recurring-tragedy-death-bangladesh-garment-factory There's been a <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=230590209">deadly fire</a> at a garment factory in Bangladesh — the latest in a series of such tragedies and just six months after the worst disaster in the history of the global garment industry.<p>At least 10 people were killed at the Aswad garment factory outside the capital, Dhaka, early Wednesday. The immediate cause was not known. Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:54:00 +0000 editor 15017 at http://kgou.org A Recurring Tragedy: Death In A Bangladesh Garment Factory World Views: August 30, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-august-30-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As President Obama and Congress decide how to respond to the use of chemical weapons in Syria, Joshua Landis outlines some of the implications for both the United States and the Middle East.</span></p><p>Later, a conversation with <a href="http://cornerstone-team.com/who-we-are/">Chad and Tara Jordan</a> of <a href="http://cornerstone-team.com/">Cornerstone International</a>. The siblings and Oklahoma native founded the consulting firms to teach businesses and non-profits how to provide humanitarian aid more efficiently.</p><p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis & Rebecca Cruise 12630 at http://kgou.org World Views: August 30, 2013 Shut Up And Give? Oklahomans Rethinking International Development And Philanthropy http://kgou.org/post/shut-and-give-oklahomans-rethinking-international-development-and-philanthropy <p><a href="http://cornerstone-team.com/who-we-are/">Chad Jordan</a> volunteered in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, but seeing the state of infrastructure, sanitation conditions, and the lack of financial services after decades and billions of dollars of humanitarian aid affected him even more than the temblor’s destruction.</p><p>“It’s really been used for projects that are corrupt,” Jordan says. “It doesn’t really go toward projects that are really sustaining people and focusing on business.”</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 21:25:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot 12454 at http://kgou.org Shut Up And Give? Oklahomans Rethinking International Development And Philanthropy Bangladesh Collapse: The Garment Workers Who Survived http://kgou.org/post/bangladesh-collapse-garment-workers-who-survived <em>(We updated this post at 11:58 a.m. ET to include a statement released Wednesday by Walmart. <a href="#001">Click here</a> </em><em>to see that)</em><p>It's been 2 1/2 months since the Rana Plaza collapsed on garment workers in Bangladesh, exposing abysmal safety conditions in the country's factories.<p>On a recent trip to Bangladesh, I sought out the survivors of what was the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/05/09/182737557/bangladesh-factory-collapse-death-toll-crosses-1-000" target="_blank">deadliest disaster</a> in the history of the garment industry. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:06:19 +0000 Julie McCarthy 9310 at http://kgou.org Bangladesh Collapse: The Garment Workers Who Survived World Views: May 10, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-may-10-2013 <p></p><p>China hosted back-to-back visits this week with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. More and more detainees are participating in a hunger strike at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay.</p><p>So far more than 1,000 have died in the April 24 collapse of Rana Plaza in Dhaka. ABC Radio Sima Bhowmik joins Suzette Grillot for a conversation about the lack of government oversight in Bangladesh's garment industry.</p><p> Fri, 10 May 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Joshua Landis & Brian Hardzinski 5616 at http://kgou.org World Views: May 10, 2013 Reports: Survivor Rescued 17 Days After Bangladesh Building Collapse http://kgou.org/post/reports-survivor-rescued-17-days-after-bangladesh-building-collapse (Most recent update: 1:15 p.m. Fri, 10 May 2013 12:47:44 +0000 Mark Memmott 5599 at http://kgou.org Reports: Survivor Rescued 17 Days After Bangladesh Building Collapse With High Rent, No Oversight, Bangladesh Garment Disasters Keep Happening http://kgou.org/post/high-rent-no-oversight-bangladesh-garment-disasters-keep-happening <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bangladeshi police say the death toll from the collapse of a building housing five garment factories has passed 800 and continues to climb.</span></p><p>Sima Bhowmik, a journalist with ABC Radio in Bangladesh, worked at KGOU for several weeks as part of a U.S. State Department program.</p><p>She followed the unfolding events of the building collapse in her country, and told <em>World Views</em> a lack of oversight and high rent contribute to a disturbing trend of tragedies in the garment industry.</p><p>“The owners, they want to save money, and they go for a cheap building, which is not really fit for his industry,” Bhowmik says.</p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 15:00:06 +0000 Suzette Grillot & Brian Hardzinski 5447 at http://kgou.org With High Rent, No Oversight, Bangladesh Garment Disasters Keep Happening Bangladesh Has History of Fatal Factory Accidents http://kgou.org/post/bangladesh-has-history-fatal-factory-accidents <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Police in&nbsp;Bangladesh&nbsp;say the death toll from a building collapse last week has passed 400.</span></p><p>The eight-story Rana Plaza building housing five garment factories and other offices collapsed onto itself April 24. Workers were still pulling bodies from the rubble Wednesday.</p><p></p><p>Officials at the police control room said 399 bodies had been pulled from the wreckage and three of the injured had died at the hospital. That brought the death toll to 402 in the tragedy that was considered the worst industrial accident in&nbsp;Bangladesh's&nbsp;history.</p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 16:35:39 +0000 Sima Bhowmik & Associated Press 4990 at http://kgou.org Bangladesh Has History of Fatal Factory Accidents