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

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