· February, 2012

Stories about South Asia from February, 2012

Bhutan: The Potentials Of Amateur Radios

  13 February 2012

Tshering Tobgay writes about the Dx-pedition of a ham radio operator from England to Bhutan and the challenges and potentials of the amateur radio and its enthusiasts in his country.

India: Internet Companies Bow to Censorship Demands

  13 February 2012

India took a giant leap back in time when it demanded that 20 major Internet companies, including Google, Facebook, and Twitter present plans to filter “anti-religious,” or “anti-social” material from the content available to Indian citizens.

Pakistan: Mob Beating In Karachi

  13 February 2012

Teeth Maestro condemns the mob mentality of some of the people in Karachi on people doing petty crimes, which is actually a consequence of losing the trust on the state police.

Maldives: Marred by Violence

  9 February 2012

The political crisis in the Maldives took an ugly turn Wednesday when the police brutally beat and injured supporters of the ousted President Mohamed Nasheed as they protested against what they claimed to be a coup that removed the island nation's first democratically elected president from power.

Pakistan: Deadly Pills

  7 February 2012

Talha Bin Ayub at Teeth Maestro takes a look into the sordid state of health care delivery systems in Pakistan.

Maldives: President Resigns After Mutiny

  7 February 2012

Mohamed Nasheed, the president of Maldives most famously known as a climate champion, announced his resignation on Tuesday, after the military forces joined the police mutiny against his rule.

Maldives: On the Brink of Chaos

  7 February 2012

The Maldives is in a deep political crisis as the police force and some military personnel mutinied against the government in a follow-up to three weeks of protest by civilians. Details are emerging and there are frequent updates on Twitter.

Pakistan: Self Regulation For Social Media?

  3 February 2012

Salman Latif informs that an initiative has been taken by eminent journalists and media personnel to agree to a set of self regulatory guidelines for TV channels in Pakistan. Salman asserts that a similar measure should also be taken for the social media.

About our South Asia coverage

Rezwan is the South Asia editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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