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· October, 2013

Stories about South Asia from October, 2013

31 October 2013

Meetup with Global Voices!

Rising Voices

Throughout the months of November and December, we are organizing six global in-person 'meetups' led and facilitated by Global Voices members.

30 October 2013

A 700-Kilometer March for Missing People in Pakistan's Balochistan

Thousands of Baloch have disappeared in the last decade in war-torn Balochistan.

27 October 2013

Legendary Indian Playback Singer Manna Dey Dies

Dey recorded more than 4,000 songs between 1942 and 2013, and was famous for his playback work recording songs for hundreds of movies for actors to lip sync to.

Mapping Recent Reports Of Dengue Fever In India

26 October 2013

VIDEO: The Human Cost of Development in India

A proposed steel plant is threatening the homes and livelihoods of residents in Jagatsinghapur, India. Activists are fighting an uphill battle against the governments and company behind the project.

20 October 2013

Pakistani Web Rallies Against Proposed Ban on Whatsapp, Viber and Skype

Pakistan's online community has not taken kindly to the Sindh provincial government's talk of banning the messaging apps temporarily in the interest of security.

19 October 2013

Three Reasons Why Young Indians Don’t Become Entrepreneurs

‘Chayn’, a New Website for Pakistan's Victims of Domestic Abuse

The new volunteer-led, crowdsourced website is trying to help women in Pakistan, where an estimated 70-80 percent of women are subject to some form of abuse at home.

18 October 2013

Property Bubble In Kathmandu

GV Face: Malala's Pakistan

GV Face

This week we talk about why Pakistan feels so conflicted about Nobel Peace Prize nominee Malala and the role social media has played in spreading her fame and discredit.

17 October 2013

#Humanrights On Blog Action Day: The Ignored Issue Of Disappearance In Nepal

‘Can We Call Ourselves Free?': Indians Talk #HumanRights On Blog Action Day

The fight for human rights in India, where child labor, indigenous exploitation, entrenched stereotypes and other violations remain a problem, is far from over, bloggers wrote...

Here's An Effective Way To Change Bangladesh: Community Building Via Facebook Group

16 October 2013

1300 Days of Protest for Missing Balochs in Pakistan

In Balochistan, where decades of separatist fighting have left thousands dead and many more missing, activist Abdul Qadeer Baloch has kept vigil in a camp for the victims.

11 October 2013

India's Women Take on Fear and Sexual Violence in “Action Hero”

The game is meant to tackle the fear that many Indian women have toward their cities because of rampant sexual harassment.

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