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    “The government isn’t taking any steps to make journalism in India safer” – Rana Ayyub

“The government isn’t taking any steps to make journalism in India safer” – Rana Ayyub

Last year, while participating in a discussion on Social Media, Journalism and Free Speech at the London School of Economics, writer and journalist Rana Ayyub spoke to Laraib Niaz about what motivated her to write the Gujarat Files, what life is like as a female independent journalist in Modi’s India and why an alternative space for journalism is evolving […]

January 15th, 2019|Interviews, Media|Comments Off on “The government isn’t taking any steps to make journalism in India safer” – Rana Ayyub|
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    Dr Sanchita Saxena and Dr Mukulika Banerjee talk about LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit and future of Bangladesh studies

Dr Sanchita Saxena and Dr Mukulika Banerjee talk about LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit and future of Bangladesh studies

LSE South Asia Centre and the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at the University of California-Berkeley jointly organised the first-ever LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit 2018 held in London on June 5, 2018. In this video interview Mahima A. Jain asks Dr Sanchita Saxena, Director of Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center and Dr Mukulika Banerjee, Director of LSE South Asia […]

June 8th, 2018|Events, Featured, History, Human Rights, Interviews, LSE, Media|Comments Off on Dr Sanchita Saxena and Dr Mukulika Banerjee talk about LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit and future of Bangladesh studies|
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    From science to insurgency: Looking back on women’s coverage week

From science to insurgency: Looking back on women’s coverage week

Earlier this year, South Asia @ LSE renewed its efforts to increase the number of women writers and also the amount of gender related content featured in the blog. As we approach two months since International Women’s Day, we return to some of the pressing issues facing women across an array of industries and activities, ranging from science to insurgency.

“The fact that […]

May 5th, 2018|Featured, Gender, Human Rights, Interviews, Media, Society and Culture, Technology|Comments Off on From science to insurgency: Looking back on women’s coverage week|
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    Digital South Asia: a brief history of telecom policies in the region

Digital South Asia: a brief history of telecom policies in the region

The telecom sector in South Asian countries have followed different trajectories with similar characteristics. Preeti Raghunath takes stock of policy developments in each of the South Asian countries.

Late last year, India put out a call for recommendations to the New Telecom Policy 2018 from its various stakeholders. In response, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) in February laid […]

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    Blame and shame: examining the media coverage of a Dalit rape victim in India

Blame and shame: examining the media coverage of a Dalit rape victim in India

The 2012 Delhi gang rape triggered introspection within the Indian media on how it reported on sexual violence, and this article analyses how far the print media in India may have come. Sumedha Pal takes the case of reportage of rape of a Dalit woman in 2013.

In 2017 several issues surrounding sexual violence, consent and autonomy of women have […]

April 13th, 2018|Featured, Gender, Media|Comments Off on Blame and shame: examining the media coverage of a Dalit rape victim in India|
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    Youth, democracy and dialogue are the keys to the future of Pakistan

Youth, democracy and dialogue are the keys to the future of Pakistan

In its second year, the Future of Pakistan Conference was co-organised by LSESU Pakistan Development Society, LSE South Asia Centre and LSE Pakistan Society at the Shaw Library, LSE. The conference had panel discussions on politics, economy and foreign policy, with Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi delivering the keynote address at LSE. Mahima A. Jain reports.

On 4 November 2017, […]

November 10th, 2017|Economy, Education, Environment, Events, Featured, LSE, Media, Politics, Security and Foreign Policy, Sustainable Development Goals, Technology|Comments Off on Youth, democracy and dialogue are the keys to the future of Pakistan|
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    Book Review: Modi’s World: Expanding India’s Sphere of Influence by C. Raja Mohan

Book Review: Modi’s World: Expanding India’s Sphere of Influence by C. Raja Mohan

Modi’s World, a collection of newspaper articles by veteran journalist C. Raja Mohan, traces how Modi’s foreign policy has compared with that of his predecessor and how it evolved during his first nine months in power. Raj Verma finds the book an easy read with great journalistic flair, but notes that this does come at the price of academic […]

July 21st, 2017|Book Reviews, Featured, LSE, Media, Politics, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on Book Review: Modi’s World: Expanding India’s Sphere of Influence by C. Raja Mohan|

A murder is a murder, whatever the context

The death of Junaid Khan at the hands of a mob sparked rallies, followed by widespread criticism of the protesters. Maitreesh Ghatak writes that the danger of dismissing reactions against mob violence is that it  perpetuates the view that everything is partisan political fight and references to human rights are just ruses to gain an advantage. He argues that while it is […]

July 7th, 2017|Featured, Law, LSE, Media, Politics, Society and Culture|Comments Off on A murder is a murder, whatever the context|

Why ‘free’ speech is not always ‘costless’

Confusion over what ‘free speech’ means stems from equating the two different senses in which it is used: free as in unconstrained, and free in the sense of not having a price or cost. But even once this distinction is clarified, a neutral arbiter in the form of the state is needed to enforce laws and ensure that the rights of private individuals […]

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    “Not A Bug Splat turned the tables on who was watching whom. The pressure brought about real change in drone policy” – Ali Rez

“Not A Bug Splat turned the tables on who was watching whom. The pressure brought about real change in drone policy” – Ali Rez

In February Ali Rez and Assam Khalid spoke at the South Asia Centre on the topic of art and marketing as a protest device in Pakistan. Before the event they were in conversation with Hasna Syed and Sonali Campion about their social impact projects, advertising in Pakistan and the need for brands to be authentic in their communications.

HS: How […]

April 6th, 2017|Featured, Gender, Interviews, Media, Society and Culture, Technology|Comments Off on “Not A Bug Splat turned the tables on who was watching whom. The pressure brought about real change in drone policy” – Ali Rez|

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