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· April, 2012

Stories about South Asia from April, 2012

13 April 2012

Bangladesh: Welcoming Pahela Baisakh

Tomorrow is Pahela Baisakh (first day of summer, Bengali news year), the favorite festival of the Bengalis. Every year Bengalis celebrate their new year with galore. Wherever there are Bengalis...

Pakistan: Incessant Violence in Karachi

The bloodshed in Karachi, which has killed more than 300 people in the last three months, hasn't come to a halt. The common people of the city are extremely dejected...

11 April 2012

India: Gearing Up for Better E-Waste Management

E-waste dumping and hazardous recycling by the non-formal sector has become a major challenge in India, where e-waste output has multiplied eight fold in the last seven years. A new...

10 April 2012

India: Illegal Asphalt Plant's Pollution Causes Cancer in Villagers

A video report by Video Volunteers' India Unheard project exposes the plight of a community in Rajasthan, is where the people and farms are being affected by the pollution caused...

9 April 2012

Pakistan: Stop Dumping On Us

Pakistan has become a dumping ground of plastic and medical wastes in the past decades. The people of the country had been exposed too long to harmful diseases due to...

One Day on Earth: Worldwide Collaborative Music Video Released

A new music video has been released in preparation for the worldwide screening of the Global Collaborative film One Day on Earth, which will take place in locations all around...

7 April 2012

Bangladesh: Eviction of Slum in Dhaka Creates Humanitarian Catastrophe

On Wednesday the dwellers of Karail slum in Dhaka were evicted by the authorities to free occupied land. The slum dwellers protested by forming a human chain and blocking important...

Sri Lanka: The White Van Adbuctions Continue

Pakistan: Media Silence On The Death of Ahmadiyya Activist

Pakistan: Immediate Reactions on the Death of Sindhi Nationalist Leader

On 23rd of March, Karachi (Sindh) hosted a massive rally for the independence of Sindh from the Pakistani state which was organized by the Long-Live Sindh National Front (JSQM) under...

5 April 2012

Video: Firefox Flicks Video Contest

The Firefox Flicks worldwide contest will give awards for short films teaching web browser consumers about online issues such as privacy, choice, interoperability and opportunity, and how the non-profit Firefox...

4 April 2012

India: The ‘Coup’ That Never Was

On 4 April, an article in 'the Indian Express' reported about an attempted coup mentioning that two key Indian Army units had moved towards Delhi without notifying the government on...

3 April 2012

Videos: Female Gendercide and Infanticide in India and China

Between India and China, 200 million girls have gone "missing" as parents abort female fetuses or kill and abandon baby girls. Several documentaries and reports cover this phenomenon, trying to...

1 April 2012

Video Highlights: Culture, Human Rights, Online Activism and Crowdfunding

A selection of Global Voices' most recent and interesting stories on video advocacy including a focus on indigenous rights and online activism, selected by Juliana Rincón Parra.