Stories about South Asia from September, 2017
This week, two populations on opposite sides of the globe are facing communication shutdowns amid rapidly worsening humanitarian crises.
"I condemn these actions as a Buddhist who is very proud of the fact that Buddhism is a religion of non-violence & compassion."
"...I want to ask this government, is the cleanliness of the streets the only important thing? What about the people who do this work?”
Salvadoran journalists face violent threats on social media, Japanese activists stomp on hateful tweets and Chile doubles down on data retention.
"There has rarely been a period of such constructed, deliberate terror and hatred. We are up against the largest machine of hate."
We don't take anything with us when we die, but I will take these tattoos. It is a gift of this life and this nature to take to my afterlife.
Twitter Tells Kashmiri Journalists and Activists That They Will Be Censored at Indian Government's Request
"It is an attempt at intimidating those who post the truth that will never be shown by Indian media."
There are only 447 individuals of the Achhami cattle breed left.
"Surely Modi's government must know of the terrible suffering these Rohingya have fled from."
People are keen to tackle fake news on Facebook. But picture becomes more complex when news and information spread through WhatsApp.
"...at least few more hours of walk[ing] before they can rest and maybe one kind villager will show up and offer them some food and some water."
"In fact, this is an assassination on democracy. In her passing, Karnataka has lost a strong progressive voice..."
"You can move an elephant/hippo/rhino with the horns of your car, but not me. #IAmBangladeshi"