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Sex and the Censors in Asia
July 13, 2010
Sex and the Censors in Asia
South-east Asian governments are increasingly censoring ‘immoral’ web content. Do they have political motivations as well?
Sex and the Censors in Asia
The Panchen Lama Mystery
July 11, 2010
The Panchen Lama Mystery
Is China’s pick for second-highest spiritual leader in Tibetan Buddhism legitimate or just a power grab, asks Saransh Sehgal.
The Panchen Lama Mystery
Vietnam’s China Backlash?
July 07, 2010
Vietnam’s China Backlash?
Tougher work visa requirements in Vietnam seem aimed mostly at Chinese migrants. But other expats are caught in the middle.
Vietnam’s China Backlash?
India’s Worrying Schools
June 24, 2010
India’s Worrying Schools
For years, Indian policymakers were in denial about the scale of the problem facing the education sector. Is it too late?
India’s Worrying Schools
June 22, 2010
Twitter Wars in Asia
Conservative and liberal Muslims in Indonesia are taking their fight for hearts and minds to Twitter. Is that good or bad?
Twitter Wars in Asia
Indonesia and Free Speech
June 11, 2010
Indonesia and Free Speech
With Thailand’s woes, eyes have turned to Indonesia as a democracy model for South-east Asia. The censors could change that.
Indonesia and Free Speech
'Dubai Dream' Swept Away
May 06, 2010
'Dubai Dream' Swept Away
Lured by the ‘Dubai Dream’, thousands of Bengalese may be being tricked into sweeping Iraqi streets, reports Karlos Zurutuza.
'Dubai Dream' Swept Away
The Greatest Show on Earth?
April 23, 2010
The Greatest Show on Earth?
Will the billions spent on the Shanghai Expo mark a grand global entrance or expensive flop? John D. Van Fleet reports.
The Greatest Show on Earth?
Can You Teach Democracy?
April 21, 2010
Can You Teach Democracy?
Ben Bland reports that at last week’s assembly of the World Movement for Democracy, in Jakarta, it depends on who you ask.
Can You Teach Democracy?
India’s Downtrodden Muslims
April 13, 2010
India’s Downtrodden Muslims
With millions of Muslims mired in poverty, Indian politicians say quotas offer a fix. But is this political exploitation?
India’s Downtrodden Muslims
March 23, 2010
Obama’s Snub? No Problem
Barack Obama will find Indonesia a surprisingly tolerant and vibrant host, says Joe Cochrane. When he finally gets there.
Obama’s Snub? No Problem
N. Korea’s Comic Propaganda
March 17, 2010
N. Korea’s Comic Propaganda
Want to understand Kim Jong-il’s regime? A good place to start might be its cartoons, says Geoffrey Cain.
N. Korea’s Comic Propaganda
India’s Many Tongues
March 08, 2010
India’s Many Tongues
Can a billion people be shepherded toward a single language? And should India’s government try? Shreyasi Singh investigates.
India’s Many Tongues
February 22, 2010
The ‘A’ Word
Malaysia’s has carefully crafted an image as a multi-cultural home for the world’s races and religions. But this picture of harmony is being challenged from all sides–by the government, in the courts and from the pulpit. Luke Hunt travels across the country to report on why.
The ‘A’ Word
‘Does Anyone Remember Us?’
February 09, 2010
‘Does Anyone Remember Us?’
Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard received widespread criticism from human rights groups for his ‘Pacific Solution’ to an influx of refugees. But is Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s ‘Indonesian Solution’ any better? Joe Cochrane meets the refugees of West Java who fear that they are simply being forgotten.
‘Does Anyone Remember Us?’
February 01, 2010
'Women Not Worth the Money'
Though India may not be alone in preventing women from serving on the frontline, its armed services’ record on equality is still woeful, reports Shreyasi Singh. And it’s attitudes, not ability, that seem to be proving the biggest obstacle of all to change.
'Women Not Worth the Money'
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