Stories about South Asia from July, 2017
The country is tilting toward authoritarianism as growing accusations mount against President Yameen for silencing dissent and imprisoning political opponents including former President Nasheed, under allegedly made up charges.
New research by Global Voices tech and digital rights experts in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan and the Philippines exposes the ups and downs of Facebook's "Free Basics" app.
Are menstrual hygiene products luxury goods? Women in India are voicing their doubts.
"The waterlogging in Chittagong has worsened today. It seems nobody cares. God save everyone."
"No, Mr. Mayor, nobody has called you to fix mosquito nets inside their homes. You were given the responsibility to kill mosquitoes so we don't require mosquito nets..."
"The mainstream media is spreading the news with enthusiasm. This is leading to more people being interested in killing these animals."
There are currently 319 cases being heard in the courts under Bangladesh's notoriously broad ICT Act. Many of them involve lawsuits against journalists.
"Just think about it, the packets that end up on a street corner or in a dump grow into a plant."
"Present government has discontinued non-veg food in Air India economy class....no justification given...another act of moral policing..."
Pink versus blue, pretty versus brave: the childhood landscape is mined with pernicious gender stereotypes that dictate how we behave as adults.
"We are not saying no to Hindi...[the] question should be why 'only' Hindi."