Making Prothom Alo “the enemy” in Bangladesh
Sheikh Hasina and her Awami League government have gone after Bangladesh’s top newspaper – the last one standing in the country’s media
Kamal Ahmed | May 12, 2023
The crisis in Pakistani journalism
In conversation with journalist and human-rights campaigner Omar Waraich.
The Editors | May 31, 2019
Journalists On Trial
A SAMDEN-Himal initiative to track legal attacks on journalists and media groups in Southasia.
SAMDEN and Himal Southasian | May 03, 2019
Bhutan’s media maladies
The closure of a weekly paper in Bhutan signals a troubling decline in media diversity and journalistic space.
Chhetria Patrakar | Apr 04, 2019
The disappearing act
Al Jazeera website inaccessible in Bangladesh after publication of an investigative report.
Chhetria Patrakar | Mar 25, 2019
How was the year 2018 for journalists – and journalism – in Southasia?
Chhetria Patrakar | Dec 24, 2018
Himal Interviews: Sri Lanka’s right to information
Interview with senior lawyer and a member of Sri Lanka’s RTI Commission, Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena.
The Editors | Sep 24, 2018
Letter from Myanmar: Journalism under attack
Myanmar’s civil society and journalists are divided over the landmark freedom-of-press case.
Annie Zaman | Sep 18, 2018
Whose media is it anyway?
Real freedom of expression is eroding fast in India.
Neha Dixit | Sep 21, 2016
Freeing the fourth estate
In post-Rajapaksa Sri Lanka there is less restriction on the media.
Tisaranee Gunasekara | Sep 20, 2016
In Mizoram, a refugee crisis highlights Mizo tribal affinities and hostility
Shared Zo identity has Mizos extending hospitality to Chin and Kuki-Chin refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh. More remarkable is that Chakmas, mistreated by the Mizo majority in Mizoram, have welcomed Kuki-Chin refugees too
The political fallout of violence in Manipur, Bangladesh’s economic crisis, the crackdown on PTI supporters and more
May - Updates and analysis from around the region
In ‘Agra’, a grim portrait of the repressed Indian man
Director Kanu Behl’s Hindi feature film examines the sexual obsession and frustration of men, mental health and the transactional nature of human relationships in a patriarchal society where space is in short supply
When neoliberalism came to the Indian farm
With a focus on agricultural policy since the 1990s, 'Distress in the Fields' demonstrates how neoliberal interventions sowed the seeds of the crisis faced by farmers today