Sima Bhowmik http://kgou.org en 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 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 Foreign Factory Audits, Profitable But Flawed Business http://kgou.org/post/foreign-factory-audits-profitable-flawed-business A factory collapse in Bangladesh last week killed more than 400 people, mostly garment workers. Hundreds more are still missing, making it one of the largest manufacturing disasters in history. It's just the latest horrific accident in the garment industry despite more than a decade of auditing aimed at improving working conditions.<p>In September 2012, a fire at the Ali Enterprises factory in Pakistan killed nearly 300 workers. Six weeks later, in November, a fire in the Tazreen factory in Bangladesh killed 112 people. Wed, 01 May 2013 12:13:06 +0000 Steve Henn 4968 at http://kgou.org Foreign Factory Audits, Profitable But Flawed Business KGOU Journalist from Bangladesh Provides Insight Into Deadly Building Collapse http://kgou.org/post/kgou-journalist-bangladesh-provides-insight-deadly-building-collapse <p><span style="font-family: 'Century Gothic', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; ">Sima Bhowmik, a journalist with ABC radio in Bangladesh, is working at KGOU for several weeks as part of a U.S. State Dept. program. She is following the unfolding events of the building collapse in her country.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: 'Century Gothic', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; ">Bhowmik made contact with another reporter in the country, and provides details of the connection between the owner of the building and a political party.</span></p><p> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 19:30:50 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 4772 at http://kgou.org KGOU Journalist from Bangladesh Provides Insight Into Deadly Building Collapse