On July 3, Kochi police raided news portal Marunadan Malayalee’s office, as well as the residences of several staff members, and even their relatives and friends. Several laptops, cameras and phones were seized in the raids. Illustration by Gihan de Chickera
On July 3, Kochi police raided news portal Marunadan Malayalee’s office, as well as the residences of several staff members, and even their relatives and friends. Several laptops, cameras and phones were seized in the raids. Illustration by Gihan de Chickera

Crackdown on online publishers, debt restructuring in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Nepal’s registration of same-sex marriages and more

July - Updates and analysis from around the region

Southasiasphere is our roundup of news events and analysis of regional affairs, now out every two weeks. If you are a member, you will automatically receive links to new episodes in your inbox. If you are not yet a member, you can still get episode links for free by signing up here.

In this episode, we talk about crackdowns on online publishers and activists in India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar, as well as Pakistan's IMF deal and Sri Lanka's domestic debt-restructuring process.

For "Around Southasia in 5 minutes", we talk about Aung San Suu Kyi's last appeal for reduced sentencing, Nepal's registration of same-sex marriage, increased incidents of mob lynching in Bihar and Maharashtra, the impact of the monsoon in India and Pakistan, and four Tibetan students' attempt to flee to India. 

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