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· February, 2012

Stories about South Asia from February, 2012

17 February 2012

Bangladesh: Government Observation of Facebook Ignites Debate

For a while now, the Bangladeshi authorities have been keeping an eye on the social media space and the country's Facebook users are increasingly finding themselves in the eye of...

16 February 2012

India: A Platform For Women Entrepreneurs

Nepal: Major Constraints Faced by Firms Operating in Nepal

Sri Lanka: What Makes a Qualified Social Media Marketer?

Sri Lanka: The Current Situation On Human Rights

China: A Portrayal of Portrayals of Cultural And Ethnic Stereotypes

One Chinese vlogger has gone viral with his impersonation of the accents of a few Asian neighbors and other cultures from around the globe. How much do these differ from...

13 February 2012

Sri Lanka: Lack Of Basic Convenience At The National Development Exhibition

Pakistan: Launch Of Hosh Media, A Citizen Journalism Portal

Bhutan: The Potentials Of Amateur Radios

India: Internet Companies Bow to Censorship Demands

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...

Pakistan: Mob Beating In Karachi

9 February 2012

Sri Lanka: Social Media Success Stories

Maldives: Marred by Violence

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...

7 February 2012

Pakistan: Deadly Pills

Maldives: President Resigns After Mutiny

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

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....