Southasiasphere is our monthly roundup of news events and analysis of regional affairs. If you are a member, you will automatically receive links to the new episodes in your inbox. If you are not yet a member, you can still get it for free by signing up here.
In this episode, we look at how the Pandora Papers were reported by the region’s media, and discuss the unfolding healthcare crisis in Afghanistan. In Around Southasia in 5 minutes, we look at Myanmar’s shrinking civil society, Pakistan’s growing start-up scene, an evidence bill in the Maldives, and the killing of a leading Rohingya activist in Bangladesh.
Plus, in our culture section Bookmarked, we discuss a Sri Lankan singer’s cover tune that recently went viral, the award of the Nobel Peace Prize 2021 to two journalists, and our monthly recommendations for reading and watching.