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· October, 2013

Stories about South Asia from October, 2013

11 October 2013

Warlords, Democrats and Extremists – Afghanistan's Next Presidential Candidates

Afghans are reflecting on the list of candidates for their presidential elections in 2014. The candidates' picks for vice-president positions demonstrate the importance of ethnic balancing in the divided country.

10 October 2013

Media Ignores Farmers and Disabled Advocates Occupying Mumbai Train Station

The group brought traffic to a standstill at the station, but news outlets and social media largely turned a blind eye to the incident.

Your Fantasy is Her Nightmare: ‘Sexy’ Pakistani Women on YouTube

The Bridge

“The lack of conversation on sex and sexuality is a society-wide problem." Watch our short film "Suck on the Sugarcane of Love", about private videos sexualized for public consumption.

4 October 2013

Protesters March Hundreds of Kilometers to Save Sundarbans from Coal Plant

The proposed coal plant would be only 14 kilometers away from the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

One-Third of the World's Babies Don't Have Birth Certificates

No birth certificate can mean children cannot enroll in school or receive medical care. An interview with Evelina Martelli, project manager for BRAVO!, a programme pushing for birth registration.

Pakistan's Sindh Province Proposes Block on Skype, Viber and WhatsApp

The Sindh government's proposed three-month ban on messaging apps Viber, WhatsApp, Tango, Skype and other Voice Over Internet Protocol-based calling and messaging applications is meant to disrupt terrorist activities.

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