press freedom

Myanmar’s menacing frontier

The dangers of reporting on Myanmar’s border-security forces and their business interests.

| Jul 28, 2020

How free is the media in Southasia?

Governments are finding new ways to silence the press thanks to COVID-19.

| May 05, 2020

The PEMRA penumbra

Pakistan’s state-run media regulator tries to shut down TV-news anchors.

| Nov 01, 2019

Journalists On Trial

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

Under pressure

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

| Dec 24, 2018

The Maldives’ abducted development

The disappearance of journalist Ahmed Rilwan and the other side of ‘paradise’.

| Aug 30, 2018

Shujaat Bukhari and the journalist in Kashmir

The changing landscape of Kashmiri press and politics.

| Jul 17, 2018

Freeing the fourth estate

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

| Sep 20, 2016

Himal Southasian to suspend publication

Himal Southasian will continue to publish till November 2016 and meet all its outstanding obligations before suspension of operations.

| Aug 24, 2016

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Silence in Swat

Memory, militancy and the military in Swat Valley.

Sri Lanka’s constitutional ping-pong

The 20th Amendment in historical perspective.

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.