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Stories about South Asia

21 May 2020

Nepal’s first 360 degree virtual contemporary art exhibition

COVID-19

Artwork by 19 renowned Nepali artists showcased in an online virtual exhibition named ‘Tangential Stress’ by the Museum of Nepali Art (MoNA).

20 May 2020

Stranded Nepali migrant workers protest to return home, Nepali government drags its feet

COVID-19

Nepal's government tries to stall repatriating migrant workers stranded abroad.

18 May 2020

Nepali Muslims eye India's growing Islamophobia with fear

COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the status of already vulnerable minority Muslims in Nepal.

16 May 2020

Photo contest asks Rohingya community to document their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19

A photography competition for Rohingya people is being held from April 23 – August 23, 2020, featuring two broad categories – “Rohingya life” and “Response to Coronavirus” and entries can...

12 May 2020

History, landscape, body: A conversation with Pakistani artist Ali Kazim

Kazim’s works have been exhibited in major international fairs and exhibitions around the world, including New York’s Frieze art fair in 2019.

11 May 2020

In Bangladesh, criticism of government response to the COVID-19 pandemic is risky

AdvoxCOVID-19

"Would it be wrong if someone says that the authorities in Bangladesh, equipped with Digital Security Act, launched a crackdown on those critical to the government?"

Promoting coronavirus education through indigenous languages

Rising VoicesCOVID-19

A new online initiative called virALLanguages is helping speakers of indigenous, minority, endangered and other marginalized languages create informational videos on coronavirus in their own languages.

7 May 2020

After disappearing for 53 days, Bangladeshi journalist is found and sent to jail

Advox

Fifty-three days after his abduction in from of his office in Dhaka, Bangladesh, photojournalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol was found alive in Benapole, near the border of Bangladesh with India.

5 May 2020

The first recorded two-headed banded kukri snake discovered in Nepal

The banded kukri snakes, pale brown in color with black crossbands, are named after their sharp, flattened, curved teeth which they use for slicing reptile eggs.

The coronavirus pandemic intensifies Islamophobia in India

Since the start of India's COVID-19 lockdown on March 25, 2020, instances of Islamophobia have intensified, threatening the life, rights, and integrity of millions of Muslims.

4 May 2020

Baloch journalist found dead in Sweden

Advox

In recent months, several Pakistani activists and bloggers living in Europe have claimed to have been targeted for speaking up against human rights violations in Pakistan.

29 April 2020

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

AdvoxCOVID-19

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

COVID-19

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

COVID-19

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

COVID-19

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

COVID-19

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

AdvoxCOVID-19

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

COVID-19

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.

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