media freedom

The crisis in Pakistani journalism

In conversation with journalist and human-rights campaigner Omar Waraich.

| May 31, 2019

Journalists On Trial

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

Bhutan’s media maladies

The closure of a weekly paper in Bhutan signals a troubling decline in media diversity and journalistic space.

| Apr 04, 2019

The disappearing act

Al Jazeera website inaccessible in Bangladesh after publication of an investigative report.

| Mar 25, 2019

Under pressure

How was the year 2018 for journalists – and journalism – in Southasia?

| 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.

| Sep 24, 2018

Letter from Myanmar: Journalism under attack

Myanmar’s civil society and journalists are divided over the landmark freedom-of-press case.

| Sep 18, 2018

Whose media is it anyway?

Real freedom of expression is eroding fast in India.

| Sep 21, 2016

Freeing the fourth estate

In post-Rajapaksa Sri Lanka there is less restriction on the media.

| Sep 20, 2016

Latest Articles

Charting new territories

A recent anthropological volume on Jammu & Kashmir makes important new contributions to scholarship on the region.

Who doesn’t put ghee in their khichuri?

On food and representation, online and offline.

The disconnect on Digital Pakistan

In Pakistan, the government invests in its digital presence while stifling dissent.