South Asian journalists continue to be under duress except in Bhutan and Nepal

South Asian journalists continue to be under duress except in Bhutan and Nepal

In India, the Modi Government “celebrates” curtailment of the freedom of the press through coinages like “news traders” and “presstitutes”. Its supporters troll Government’s critics in the media as Swati Chaturvedi points out in her book ‘I Am A Troll’. In Pakistan ,the single most dangerous place for journalists is the capital, Islamabad, writes P.K.Balachandran in DailyFT.

BBC reporter Ahmad Shah shot dead in Afghanistan

BBC reporter Ahmad Shah shot dead in Afghanistan

One of the BBC’s reporters in Afghanistan Ahmad Shah, has been killed in an attack in the eastern Khost province, the international broadcaster said.He was killed on the same day a coordinated double suicide bombing in the capital, Kabul, killed 25 people, including at least nine other journalists.

21 killed in Taliban suicide attacks in Kabul, one of which specifically targeted journalists

21 killed in Taliban suicide attacks in Kabul, one of which specifically targeted journalists

At least 21 people were killed, including Agence France-Presse chief photographer Shah Marai and three other journalists, when two suicide blasts ripped through Kabul on Monday. The second explosion came minutes after the first targeted reporters at the scene, police spokesperson Kabul Hashmat Stanikzai told AFP. “The bomber disguised himself as a journalist and detonated himself among the crowd.”

Bringing divided South Asia together through soul-stirring music

Bringing divided South Asia together through soul-stirring music

Colombo, February 8 (newsin.asia): Wednesday’s stunning performance by a symphony orchestra comprising Sri Lankan and Indian musicians under the baton of Indo-American Viswa Subbaraman, led the audience to believe that it was time South Asia, torn by conflicts for the last 70 years, eschewed animosities and conflicts and got together to revive those strands of South Asian history which had...

China asks citizens to avoid touring Maldives till political situation stabilizes

China asks citizens to avoid touring Maldives till political situation stabilizes

Male, February 5 (newsin.asia) The Chinese government on Monday asked the country's tourists to avoid visiting the Maldives until the political situation in the tropical tourist destination stabilizes. "Chinese citizens who are preparing in the near term to go to the Maldives, should not go there before the situation on the ground stabilizes," Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Geng...

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