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December
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September
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June
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March
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Himal Southasian

Mass media and the Modi ‘wave’

What have been the consequences of the extreme mediatisation of the elections and how did we get here?

| Jun 30, 2014

Modi, media and the feel-good effect

India’s recently concluded general election revealed the power of corporate advertising and PR in determining the tone and content of the media discourse.

| Jun 30, 2014

The fact and fiction of news demand

Questions about the creation and consumption of shoddy journalism go beyond equations of supply and demand.

| Jun 28, 2014

Pakistan’s media unravelled

The current crisis of media in Pakistan reflects a wider historical trajectory.

Sri Lanka’s Orwellian mediascape

Media workshops are not news in Sri Lanka. But in 2014 three media workshops became news, for all the wrong reasons.

| Jun 25, 2014

Bullies in Armani suits

The strategic use of the law threatens investigative journalism.

| Jun 23, 2014

Unhealthy reporting

Health journalism remains captive to commercial interests and government policy.

| Jun 22, 2014

Quelled voices and amplified silences

Proponents of community radio have had varying experiences in different parts of Southasia and continue to carve out space for this media.

| Jun 20, 2014

The three burials of Danny Denzongpa

Believing everything we hear has consequences.

| Jun 20, 2014

Assam’s subaltern ruse

Reflections on a failed revolution.

| Jun 18, 2014

Labour and change in Myanmar

Myanmarese workers are organising. The consequences for Myanmar’s ‘triple transition’ are still being determined.

| Jun 18, 2014

A departure from propaganda

Afghan journalism has come a long way, but the battle against tablighat will be ongoing.

| Jun 18, 2014

Paradise Lost

Reporting the dark side of the Maldives.

| Jun 17, 2014

Dispatches from a foreign correspondent in crisis

Pallavi Aiyar’s Punjabi Parmesan is an ambitious and, at times, exasperating account of contemporary Europe.

| Jun 16, 2014

Who counts as a refugee?

The geopolitics of Afghan and Bangladeshi migrants in Pakistan and the potential for an amnesty on migrants.

| Jun 14, 2014

Partition on the sand

A new book on the people of Banni, a desert region in a corner of Gujarat, examines them as a distinct cultural unit.

| Jun 10, 2014

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