freedom of expression

Social surveillance

The impact of social media platforms in the global South.

| Sep 30, 2022

Elections in Sri Lanka, freedom of speech debates in India, war on drugs in Bangladesh and more

Southasiasphere: Podcast #01 - Updates and analysis from around the region.

| Sep 03, 2020

The state of surveillance

The Pakistani state is using terrorism as an excuse to curb freedom of speech.

| Sep 24, 2016

Of Eco and echoes

Silencing of the argumentative Indian.

| Sep 17, 2016

Chronicle of a death not foretold

Our editor explains why Himal Southasian suspended publication in 2016.

| Sep 15, 2016

Bullying the republic

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

| Feb 16, 2016

A tale of two documentaries

COLUMN: What the disruption of two documentary films means for free speech and dissent in India.

| Sep 08, 2015

Bangladeshi inquisitions

Freedom of expression in Bangladesh is caught between the machete and the magistrate.

| Sep 01, 2015

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