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· April, 2020

Stories about South Asia from April, 2020

29 April 2020

Coronavirus and surveillance technology in India: Public health vs. privacy

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Global Voices interviewed rights lawyer Mishi Choudhary and tech and policy researcher Srinivas Kodali to discuss the newest proposal in India to use unique ID data for #FacialRecognition with drones.

Mass animal sacrifice in the name of God stubbornly continues in Nepal

Despite the global outcry against animal sacrifice in Nepal, the tradition persists.

23 April 2020

COVID-19 creates more uncertainty for migrant workers in India

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The spread of COVID-19 in India leads to economic and geographical displacement of migrant workers.

22 April 2020

Nepali cartoonists illustrate the country’s COVID-19 crisis

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Nepali cartoonists use satire and comedy to depict the country under lockdown.

19 April 2020

For Nepal's migrant and daily wage workers, lockdown is more dangerous than the coronavirus

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Domestic daily wage labourers and migrant workers are among those hardest hit by the COVID-19 restrictions imposed in Nepal.

18 April 2020

Bangladesh's frontline health workers contend with resource scarcity, stigma and restrictions

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In Bangladesh frontline health worker workers are facing an unprecedented level of hardship, and also some criticism.

17 April 2020

Fighting the COVID-19 ‘Infodemic’ in the Asia-Pacific

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EngageMedia lists some of the media initiatives addressing the COVID-19 "Infodemic' across the Asia-Pacific region

14 April 2020

Ghost cities in a COVID-19 world

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Videos of empty cities from around the world curated by Global Voices' contributors.

10 April 2020

Police violently break up protest by healthcare workers in Balochistan, Pakistan

Medical professionals staged a protest in Baluchistan Province in Pakistan to demand Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to remain safe from coronacirus transmission from patients and they were arrested.

8 April 2020

India's COVID-19 lockdown leaves vulnerable populations to fend for themselves

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While the government has guaranteed essential services to be exempt from the lockdown, poorer sections of the population have been left in the lurch even in the capital.

5 April 2020

Bangladeshis turn to video sites during COVID-19 lockdown

Affordable access to 4G services in Bangladesh over the last two years caused YouTube viewership to skyrocket; now, the COVID-19 lockdown will spur further growth.

4 April 2020

Is India fighting COVID-19 the ‘mass surveillance’ way?

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"There isn’t enough information available on what data will be collected, how long will it be stored and what uses it will be put to."

2 April 2020

Healthcare workers attacked as fears about coronavirus take hold of India

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In India, medical professionals including doctors and nurses have been stigmatised and came under attack for their work with Coronavirus patients, especially during a 21-day nationwide lockdown.

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