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· May, 2011

Stories about South Asia from May, 2011

Bhutan: Perspectives From The Villages

  31 May 2011

Bhutanese blog Whatever Matters provides some perspectives from the villages on some contemporary issues of Bhutan including the wedding of the Bhutanese King and the controversial tobacco control act.

Pakistan: Journalist Disappeared

  31 May 2011

Chowrangi reports that Journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad, correspondent of Italian news agency Adnkronos International (AKI) in Pakistan, has disappeared recently in Islamabad. In 2006 he was kidnapped by Taliban militants while on duty and was later released.

India: Media Biased About Elite And Middle Class

  31 May 2011

Sans Serif comments: “although it is easy to find instances of media manufactured struggles in India if the victims are elite, educated or middle class but to say the same for this very media taking up the causes of the underprivileged, oppressed or rural masses is difficult.”

Nepal: So Rich And Yet So Poor

  31 May 2011

News Views And Reviews Of Nepal points out that although Nepal has a huge potential to generate hydropower up to 43,000 megawatts (MW), it is generating only 1.47% of its total capacity and further investments in this sector has stalled.

Bangladesh: Options Left For Dr. Yunus

  27 May 2011

An Ordinary Citizen comments on the options available for Bangladeshi Nobel laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus after he was removed from the position as Managing Director of Grameen Bank.

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Pakistan: TEDx Karachi Inspires Pakistanis

  27 May 2011

The second TEDx Karachi event took place on the 27 May, 2011, and it included speakers like Mukhtaran Mai, Raja Sabri Khan, Fasi Zaka and Imran Khan. Pakistani netizens share their opinions about the event which inspires to 'Make the Impossible Possible'.

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India: Malayalam Bloggers Campaign For Soumya

  26 May 2011

Kerala was rife with outrage, when 23 year old woman Soumya was thrown out from a moving passenger train, raped and brutally murdered. With the public losing the trust in mainstream media, blogs with the individual's voices question media's silent role and discuss many unnoticed aspects of the story.

Bhutan: Facebook Poll Suggesting Discussion Topic In National Assembly

  26 May 2011

The leader of the Opposition in the Bhutanese National Assembly Mr. Tshering Tobgay asked his Facebook followers to participate in a poll to decide “What the National Assembly should discuss during the coming session.” Mr. Tobgay will try to include the top questions in the discussions at the next Assembly...

Nepal: Codes Of Ethics For Bloggers

  26 May 2011

Considering the growing popularity of blogs in Nepal and some recent issues, Nepali journalist and blogger Ujjwal Acharya has taken steps to initiate talks about a code of ethics for bloggers in Nepal and is inviting suggestions and comments from netizens.

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World Economy: Women Weigh in on Poverty, Work and Debt

  25 May 2011

The International Museum of Women's online exhibit on women and the economy, features slideshows, podcasts, videos and essays on women from countries such as Sudan, Denmark, Philippines, USA, Costa Rica, Mexico, Argentina and how they view issues such as poverty, business, family, rights, money and much more.

India: The Death Of a Terrorist

  23 May 2011

“I find it difficult to conceive of a time in the future when terrorism will cease to exist,” comments Sourav Sengupta while sharing his reflections on the death of Osama Bin Laden.

Pakistan: Imran Khan's Sit In Protest

  23 May 2011

XYZ at Cafe Pyala has some thoughts on the two-day sit in (dharna ) protest by Pakistani politician Imran Khan to block NATO supply routes from the Karachi port. The goal of the protest is to raise voice against the continuing American drone strikes in the tribal areas of Pakistan.

Pakistan: Is It America’s War Really?

  23 May 2011

D. Asghar reacts on the recent terrorist attack in a Pakistan naval air base by asking these questions: “Is it ‘America’s War’ really? If so then why is Pakistan facing the worst of it. Why is Pakistan taking so many casualties on a daily basis?”

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Technology for Transparency: Final Report

  22 May 2011

The Technology for Transparency Network is proud to announce the release of its final report, "Global mapping of technology for transparency and accountability". The report is being published by the Transparency and Accountability Initiative (@TAInitiative) along with a over a dozen other reports on the global transparency movement.

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


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