INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM FROM BANGLADESH

– with support from Fojo and MRDI

Bangladesh is a treasure trove for investigative journalists, enormous amounts of chocking stories are waiting to get uncovered. The journalists and media houses Fojo and MRDI are supporting with capacity and encouragement has taken on the task of reviewing what is being hidden. On this page we share some of the stories our partners have published.

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Onushudan: Kidney trading

Organ trade have not stopped as result of increased control, it have just moved and today poor Bangladeshis goes to India to sell their kidneys.
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Onushudan: Agriculture corruption

Watch this episode where the team on the investigative show Onushudan shows how one low level official have the whole department in his hand.
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Jamuna TV: Terror in the hills

The investigative team 360 Degree from Jamuna TV has stumbled upon a story of a 44-year-old NGO with the ambition to make Bangladesh self-dependent. However, as greed started a conflict in 2014, the NGO is now near falling to pieces.
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Bangla Vision: The Fishermen in Bangladesh

Bangla Vision has investigated an unbearable situation the fishermen and their families in Bangladesh face on a daily basis. It is an investigation that has inspired other reporters to do similar stories.

The Daily Star: Licence of lies

In Bangladesh alcohol is regulated and in order to possess or drink alcohol you need a permit. This article explores the double standards of such permit.

The Daily Star: Given by Ghosts

Even though import purchase and consumption of alcohol is strictly regulated in Bangladesh, bars and clubs unexpectedly makes a profit of it. In the two-part series, The Daily Star’s reveals how profitable the liquor business has become through illegal trade.
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Maasranga: Certificates for sale!

Watch this intriguing episode where the team on the investigative show Onushudan uncovers a syndicate who runs deep in the system of colleges in Dhaka.
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Maasranga: Business in the name of education

The investigative show Onushudan continues their investigation of private universities. In this episode we follow the team and their search for answers on how it is possible to make a fortune by running a non-profit university.

Prothom Alo: Bribes by the ‘kg’ in Titas Gas

”The thieves in Titas are always stealing. But they haven’t been caught red-handed so we are unable to do anything.” Said the energy and mineral resources secretary of the Anti-Corruption Commission.

The Daily Star: Yaba Invasion part III

The Daily Star tracks down the lord of the yaba invasion in Bangladesh.

The Daily Star: Yaba Invasion part II

The pink pill has snared millions of Bangladeshi youth into drug addiction on the promise of temporary happiness. The Daily Star continues to investigate the connections.

Kaler Kantho: Women – outcasts in the Development Programmes

In this report, the newspaper Kaler Kantho looks into the gender balance of the project directors in the annual development programmes (ADP) in Bangladesh.

bdnews24.com: What is holding back female journalists?

A look into the reasons why female presence is so low in the Bangladeshi media sector.

Bangla Tribune: Qualifed – but still no job for hijra Jonak

Bangla Tribune tells the story of hijra Jonak. Hijra refers to people who are born male but do not identify themselves as male and has full legal recognition in Bangladesh.

Sarabangla: Commercialization blamed for project failure

In 1996 the Bangladeshi government declared girls' education free. In the following years the government put a lot of effort in preventing girls from dropping out of school. It has been 22 years since the groundbreaking declaration but has the situation for girls improved?

The Daily Star: Yaba Invasion part I

The pink pill has snared millions of Bangladeshi youth into drug addiction on the promise of temporary happiness. The Daily Star has investigated the connections.
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Maasranga: Climate Change Drives Child Marriage in Bangladesh

"My friend Sonia is married, I heard. She doesn’t come to school.” In this report the young reporter Saurav Rahman has investigated how child marriage is linked to climate change.

Dhaka Tribune: The hungry children of Mother Ganges

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.
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Maasranga: Corruption in North South University

While the tuition fee at the distinguished North South University in Bangladesh is increasing each year, many students are struggling to make ends meet. But where does the profit end up?
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News24: Stolen babies, part II

In this two-part show, the News24-team “Uncover” investigates the horrifying reality for thousands of Bangladeshi women.
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News24: Stolen babies, part I

In this two-part show, the News24-team “Uncover” investigates the horrifying reality for thousands of Bangladeshi women.