Stories about South Asia from June, 2018
With elections approaching, Pakistani journalists and activists face rising risk of assault, abduction
This election will mark the second time a democratic transition of power will occur in the country's history.
During the week of June 18-24, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 201 countries. Number 2 on the list? Iraq. And number 15? Jordan.
The Nepali “sausage vine” evergreen plant is famous in the United Kingdom, yet remains unknown in Nepal
"We plant and eat fruits of foreign origin like avocado and kiwi...However, we don’t even know that foreigners are trading delicious fruits taken from our own jungles."
During the week of June 11-17, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 205 countries. Number 17 on the list? Philippines. And number 78? Senegal.
The Amnesty International report reveals that a network of social media fake accounts are used to infiltrate the activists communities in Pakistan.
"Candle light vigil last night in #KarbiAnglong by Karbi Students' Association, KNCA and many other organizations, demanding justice for #NilotpalDas and #AbhijitNath and an end to lynch mob culture..."
"It is virtually impossible to know who are our enemies and who are our friends."
During the week of June 4-10, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 200 countries. Number 2 on the list? Brazil. And number 40? Mozambique.
During the week of May 28-June 3, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 206 countries. Number 20 on the list? Oman. And number 117? Togo.
Due to stronger global prices for crude oil, India is witnessing a rise in retail prices as the country sources 80% of its oil needs from abroad.
The videos come amid a rapid rise of "fake news" websites in India that seem intended to promote religious and communal tension.