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Journalists On Trial

A SAMDEN-Himal initiative to track legal attacks on journalists and media groups in Southasia.

Good press, bad decision

Inter Press Service, the award, and the Bangladesh PM.

| Sep 22, 2018

Bullying the republic

What the recent clampdown on educational institutions in India tells us about the ruling dispensation.

| Feb 16, 2016

Southasia’s free speech conundrum

How the misuse of social and mainstream media contribute to misperceptions and violence.

| Feb 09, 2015

Between free speech and hate speech

Understanding the impact of speech, particularly on marginalised groups, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks.

| Jan 23, 2015

Drawing a line: Pakistan’s jihad against the internet

Urooj Zia examines Pakistan’s cascading clamp-down on its citizens’ access to the internet and the worrying precedents it sets

| Jul 25, 2013

Latest Articles

A field day

Future elections in Nepal may see more independents, and unpredictable alliances.

Productively ‘perverse’

Punjabi films of the 1970s-80s as a tool for resistance during Zia-ul-Haq’s dictatorship.

What makes a journalist?

In Sri Lanka, there are many factors shaping mainstream media coverage of citizen-led protests.