February 2012 Blog Posts (63)

Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive Faces Impeachment

The Assembly members of the Tamale Metropolis are holding an emergency meeting comes Saturday to discuss an impeachment procedure to be slapped on the Metropolitan …


Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on February 29, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

Dhaka 9th populous mega city

DHAKA, Feb 29: Dhaka is placed in the 9th position with 14.3 million people while Tokyo 36.5m, New Delhi 21.7m and Sao Paolo 20.0m are in the top three slots among the top 21 mega cities in the world.

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said this today

at a function at the National Press Club here while releasing its

annual flagship report 'state of the world's children 2012'

focusing on children living in an urban world.

According to the…


Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on February 29, 2012 at 14:50 — No Comments

People in despair during the water crises in Tamale, Ghana.

People in despair during the water crises in Tamale, Ghana.…


Added by Geoffrey Buta on February 28, 2012 at 21:02 — No Comments

International Journalism Festival Workshops Online

The 2012 festival workshops are now online. There are currently 37 workshops to choose from. All festival workshops are free entry. Check the workshops category on the website programme page for full details.


These workshops provide a unique opportunity to augment your knowledge and skills in the…


Added by Hanna McLean on February 28, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments

Electoral Commission Tests Biometric Registration Equipment for Elections

Francis Npong, Tamale

Towards the December 7 general elections, the …


Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on February 27, 2012 at 23:02 — No Comments

Journalists observe work stoppage demanding arrest of killers of Sagor-Runi

  DHAKA, Feb 27: The journalists of different media today observed one- hour symbolic work stoppage from 12 noon to 1 pm throughout the country demanding immediate arrest of the killers of journalist couple Sagor Sarwar and Mehrun Runi.

  They also demanded fair investigation into all the killings of journalists and exemplary punishment to the killers, curbing repression on journalists and freedom of press. They also wore black badges protesting the killings.



Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on February 27, 2012 at 18:14 — No Comments

What It's Like to be a Suicide Blast Journalist in Peshawar, Pakistan

I'd like to share with you an extract from my good friend Musarrat Ullah Jan's recent article on his work as a suicide blast reporter in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Please click through to read the whole piece and give it the attention to the world it deserves.

In current situation I worried about my family, yesterday I saw the body parts of young kids in Kohat bus stand, whose half head…


Added by Emma Brewin on February 27, 2012 at 8:59 — No Comments

Climate change to hurt food security in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Feb 26: Bangladesh must improve its financial management to obtain a significant share of funds available globally to combat climate change impacts and ensure food security, experts said on Saturday

“The developed countries are ready to release billions of dollars to the affected countries including Bangladesh. It is not impossible for Bangladesh to collect USD 2 to 3 billion, as the country is in the forefront of the fight against the climate change impacts,” Prof Ainun…


Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on February 26, 2012 at 15:08 — No Comments

Social consciousness may end risky child labour

DHAKA, Feb 26: It is a mid summer day. The sun is blazing with all its fury. Shafiq, 11, cannot bear the mid-day heat.

He was compelled to come to Dhaka with his mother as destitute after their home was devoured by the river.

It was one year ago. Shafiq got admitted to school while his family lived in village. His parent thought Shafiq would be

educated and be a worthy citizen. But river erosion snatched all their dreams.

Now, Shafiq is doing hard…


Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on February 26, 2012 at 14:58 — No Comments

Poverty reduces at 10 percent in Bangladesh during three years

DHAKA, Feb 26: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government's initiatives for development of rural economy helped reduce poverty about 10 percent over the last three years.

"We are working for strengthening the rural economy instead of merely developing the urban areas and illuminating the cities and towns," she said.

The Prime Minister was addressing the grassroots leaders and workers of Awami League Comilla (south) district at Gonobhaban here as part of her…


Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on February 26, 2012 at 13:20 — No Comments

Greek Tragedy Far From Over, Surging Oil Price Another Risk To Worry, Says Economist

By Tengku Noor Shamsiah Tengku Abdullah

Added by TENGKU NOOR SHAMSIAH T ABDULLAH on February 25, 2012 at 14:19 — No Comments

Milena Jesenska Fellowships for Journalists now Accepting Applications

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2012 / 2013 — Call…


Added by Hanna McLean on February 24, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments

Africa hangs on a string about to snap

Africa is a continent that has both risen and fallen due to its attachments to developed nations. Today economies in Africa may not have been well if not for financial and material aid once offered by the developed world. But in recent times economies are struggling, crumbling and gasping for breath to survive by aid. What is happening in Europe especially in Greece should be an alarm to countries in Africa dependent on aid that alternatives for their survival must be put in place…


Added by Daniel Tonga on February 24, 2012 at 9:21 — No Comments

Decline and the obsession of surveillance

Democracy has taken notable steps back for the benefit of security, profit and globalisation in the last ten years. The war on terror and the two that followed, as well as the financial crisis and the economic recession that shook the foundations of the capitalist system have allowed governments to make decisions by-passing the regular democratic and participative route. The argument was that, when times are difficult, citizens may be stripped of some of their civil rights and freedoms in…


Added by Rodica Pricop on February 23, 2012 at 20:13 — No Comments

Yunus should be able to stand for WB chief: EU delegation

DHAKA, Feb 23: Supporting Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s proposal to appoint Prof Yunus as the World Bank president, a delegation of European parliament said Thursday a personality like him should be able to stand for the post.

“The proposal is a very positive, interesting and an expression of confidence about a person of international repute for this prestigious post,” said delegation leader Jean Lambert, who…


Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on February 23, 2012 at 14:56 — No Comments

The European University Institute Seeks Journalism Graduate for Paid Traineeship


EUI Traineeship Offer – Journalist



Added by Hanna McLean on February 23, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina requests to the EU delegation to nominate Yunus as next WB chief

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina requested the European Union on Wednesday to nominate Nobel Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus as the president of the World Bank.…

NewsHoursBD-Sheikh Hasina


Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on February 22, 2012 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

Pilots on drugs – how safe are we to fly?

There has been in recent days an extraordinary lapse from established standards of flying regulations and respect for reputation. Stories eagerly followed in Indonesia revealed pilots have been using drugs when flying passenger planes. I was stunned. The…


Added by Daniel Tonga on February 22, 2012 at 13:05 — 1 Comment

Bangladesh Journalists to observe one hour abstention of work on February 27


DHAKA, Feb 22: Journalists will keep themselves off from work for one hour at all the media houses-newspapers, news

agencies and television channels- across the country on February 27 to press home the demand for arresting the killers of Sagor Sarwar and Meherun Runi.

From a huge rally held in front of Jatiya Press Club here today, journalist leaders announced the programme saying that they would also hold a symbolic day-long hunger strike on March 1, if the killers are…


Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on February 22, 2012 at 12:32 — No Comments

ANA, AUP eliminate explosive threat

PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan — Afghan National Security Forces made signs of progress in the icy city of Gardez when an improvised explosive device was discovered by Afghan Uniformed Police and destroyed by members of the Afghan National Army’s explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) unit near wood market Feb.…


Added by Naweed Yousufi on February 21, 2012 at 15:43 — No Comments

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