Chhetria Patrakar

‘A picture of malicious intention’

On the Chinese embassy’s undiplomatic letter to a Nepali newspaper.

Feb 19, 2020

The PEMRA penumbra

Pakistan’s state-run media regulator tries to shut down TV-news anchors.

Nov 01, 2019

Ad-freeze zone

The Modi government has reportedly been cutting ads to major newspapers.

Jul 09, 2019

Who owns India’s media?

We need more studies on media ownership in Southasia.

Jun 06, 2019

Bhutan’s media maladies

The closure of a weekly paper in Bhutan signals a troubling decline in media diversity and journalistic space.

Apr 04, 2019

The disappearing act

Al Jazeera website inaccessible in Bangladesh after publication of an investigative report.

Mar 25, 2019

And then they came for my Instagram filter

Nepal’s proposed regulations on social media have troubling implications for journalism and free speech.

Feb 20, 2019

Under pressure

How was the year 2018 for journalists – and journalism – in Southasia?

Dec 24, 2018

Playing your cards wrong

On Twitter’s tepid encounter with caste patriarchy.

Nov 22, 2018

Thinking with one’s keyboard

Clichéd journalism on Sri Lanka’s political crisis.

Nov 01, 2018

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