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· June, 2010

Stories about South Asia from June, 2010

Pakistan: What Is Blasphemy?

  28 June 2010

“What is Blasphemy?” This question has been drawn in numerous discussions after the the recent banning of certain websites in Pakistan. Shaista Kazmi & Azhar Aslam at Teeth Maestro has details.

Pakistan: Banning The Internet

  26 June 2010

Reacting on the recent court verdict of Lahore High Court, which may lead to banning of an entire range of websites, Adil Najam at All Things Pakistan explains “why banning the Internet in Pakistan may actually be a good thing”.

Bangladesh: Poverty In Numbers

  26 June 2010

An Ordinary citizen highlights the results of a recent survey of BSS (Bangladesh Statistical Bureau) which is focused on basic requirements enjoyed by the people of Bangladesh.

India:

  24 June 2010

Dheera Sujan at South Asia Wired highlights the works of an organization named ‘I Hear Foundation’, which is “working with hearing impaired kids and their parents to help diagnose, treat, and then help the children assimilate into a hearing world”.

Nepal: Copy Paste News

  24 June 2010

XNepali shows ‘the lack of technical reporters in Nepali journalism’ and ‘how rampant copy-paste journalism is there in the internet’.

Sri Lanka: Targeting Buddha Bar

  23 June 2010

Indi.ca reports that the Sri Lankan government is investigating the Buddha Bar international chain of restaurants for ongoing LTTE activity abroad.

Nepal: India Stops Newsprint Consignment

  23 June 2010

United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal reports that Indian authorities are holding 1,000 metric tonnes of newsprint consignment to Nepal which is threatening the publications of a few newspapers and magazines.

About our South Asia coverage

Rezwan is the South Asia editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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