Follow the investigative team at Dhaka Tribune on an extensive journey tracking the holy river Ganges as they visit several places that are dependent on the water.

Follow the investigative team at Dhaka Tribune on an extensive journey tracking the holy river Ganges as they visit several places that are dependent on the water. The water-sharing issue between India and Bangladesh has generated severe tension between the two countries. This story will have focus on how the hydroelectric powerdams have affected the people, environment and animals along the river.

This is the dream story the environmental journalist Abu Siddique has been longing to dig into. Now it has finally come through with the support of MRDI and Fojo and in close cooperation with another environmental journalist with expertise in water-sharing issues. Abu Siddique worked with a skilled team to realise the journey and they have published it in a way unique to others by launching a website and a separate publication. The depth and extensiveness of this investigative story is rare in Bangladesh and has caused a great deal of positive reaction from journalists and politicians.

The journey has not been without challenges as a significant part of the information on waterflows in Ganges is confidential. Abu Siddique has nevertheless fulfilled a dream that also initiated public discussions and inspired other journalists to discover investigative journalism.

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