Mediafile

The myth of mainstream

On the dangerous trajectory of state institutions and popular media in India.

| Aug 22, 2020

How free is the media in Southasia?

Governments are finding new ways to silence the press thanks to COVID-19.

| May 05, 2020

‘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

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