Photo: Stinger/Alamy

The Interview: Shahidul Alam

Subi Shah speaks to the internationally renowned Bangladeshi photojournalist about his notorious arrest last year and why he’s still not holding back his criticism of the government.

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NI 521 - Who owns the sea? - September, 2019
Illustration: Sarah John

Letter from Dhaka: A language of friendship

Her acquaintance with an Urdu poet reveals to Parsa Sanjana Sajid the deep waters of identity and prejudice.

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NI 521 - Who owns the sea? - September, 2019
Illustration: Sarah John

The bangle seller

Parsa Sanjana Sajid has been buying her colourful wares for over a decade, but behind the fragile ornaments is a life consumed by work.

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NI 520 - The right to the city - July, 2019
Illustration: Sarah John

The careful image

What is required to be an authentic person? Parsa Sanjana Sajid ponders the answer from the bright lights of a photo studio.

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NI 519 - How to avoid climate breakdown - May, 2019
Illustration: Sarah John

Dhaka's bachelors of Bashundhara

Parsa Sanjana Sajid shines a light on the stigma faced by single men looking for housing.

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NI 518 - Building a new internationalism - March, 2019
Illustration: Sarah John

Flowers and flames

A pocket of the city, vibrant with blossoms, is the site where destiny is always taking shape, observes Parsa Sanjana Sajid.

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NI 517 - Trade in Turmoil - January, 2019

Southern Exposure

Chandan Robert Rebeiro captures a budding Bangladeshi photographer.

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NI 503 - Homelessness - June, 2017
Photo: Iqbal Hossein

Southern Exposure

Iqbal Hossein photographs Rohingya refugees, and hears their harrowing experiences.

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NI 502 - West Papua - Freedom in sight? - May, 2017
Bangladesh's smashing pumpkins

Bangladesh's smashing pumpkins

Bangladeshi farmers employ a new tool in their struggle against poverty and climate change... pumpkins. Kelsi Farrington reports.

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NI 496 - World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories - October, 2016
Picking up the pieces: a garment worker sorts material in a building near the site of the Rana Plaza collapse.Photo: G.M.B. Akash/Panos Pictures

Out of the ashes of Rana Plaza

The factory collapse in 2013 caused an international outcry – but have labour conditions improved? Thulsi Narayanasamy reports from Bangladesh.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016
Photo: Shumi/photos.lensational.org

Surfer girls defy convention in Bangladesh

Surfer girl Shumi captures her friend on camera.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
Rana Plaza campaign victory

Rana Plaza campaign victory

Compensation award will bolster future efforts to hold manufacturers to account, reports Ilona Kelly.

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NI 484 - Capitalism is spinning out of control - July, 2015
Mourners remember Avijit Roy, murdered in March. Just weeks later, Washiqur Rahman, a blogger known for his atheist views, was also killed in Dhaka.ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy

Bangladesh: a death allowed

Shahidul Alam laments a culture of impunity.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015
Nasima Khan (left) with her home servant Sokina.Copyright Jannatul Mawa

Southern Exposure: close distance

Photographer Jannatul Mawa closes the distance between housewives and housemaids in Bangladesh.

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NI 481 - Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? - April, 2015
Mohammad Akhtar Alam’s scar is a constant reminder of his debt.Sophie Cousins

Desperate measures

Why Bangladeshis are selling the only asset they have- their organs. By Sophie Cousins.

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NI 467 - Time to rethink disability - November, 2013
Mariam, Rana Plaza survivor, shares a joke with her sister in Dhaka last June.Suvra Kanti Das

Out of the ruins of the Rana Plaza

Photographer Suvra Kanti Das meets survivors of the garment factory collapse in Dhaka.

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NI 467 - Time to rethink disability - November, 2013

Ready or not: can Bangladesh cope with climate change?

New Internationalist co-editor Hazel Healy travelled there to find out how people are adapting to a warming world.

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NI 451 - Adapt or die - April, 2012

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Who owns the sea? September, 2019
Who owns the sea? September, 2019
The right to the city July, 2019
How to avoid climate breakdown May, 2019
Building a new internationalism March, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
Homelessness June, 2017
West Papua - Freedom in sight? May, 2017
World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories October, 2016
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution September, 2015
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? April, 2015
The great green energy grab March, 2015
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
Adapt or die April, 2012
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