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StoriesAsia is a collective of independent journalists from Asia, who infuse art in their journalism to produce passionately told stories for the collective’s own platforms and its partner media outlets. The journalists at StoriesAsia care about people whose concerns remain under- or misrepresented in mainstream media, and their mantra is to put a human face to news which is otherwise faceless numbers and tragedies. StoriesAsia aims to pioneer the narrative nonfiction genre, particularly in visual media, but also work across platforms and formats.

Watching the Tiananmen Massacre From Delhi
June 05, 2019
Watching the Tiananmen Massacre From Delhi
A former Indian student leader recalls how one university in New Delhi reacted to the events of June 4, 1989.
Watching the Tiananmen Massacre From Delhi
Amid Tatmadaw Offensive, India’s NSCN(K) Rebels Are on the Retreat
June 04, 2019
Amid Tatmadaw Offensive, India’s NSCN(K) Rebels Are on the Retreat
A recent offensive has the Naga rebels stepping back.
Amid Tatmadaw Offensive, India’s NSCN(K) Rebels Are on the Retreat
Zakir Musa and Kashmir: Beyond Al-Qaeda
May 29, 2019
Zakir Musa and Kashmir: Beyond Al-Qaeda
Who was Zakir Musa?
Zakir Musa and Kashmir: Beyond Al-Qaeda
Nepal’s Proposed Media Bill Is a Press Freedom Killer
May 26, 2019
Nepal’s Proposed Media Bill Is a Press Freedom Killer
Nepal’s government has put the fourth estate in its crosshairs.
Nepal’s Proposed Media Bill Is a Press Freedom Killer
How Developed Is Modi’s Model Village?
May 22, 2019
How Developed Is Modi’s Model Village?
Nagepur is one of the four villages Modi “adopted” under a new development scheme. How is it faring?
How Developed Is Modi’s Model Village?
China-India Border Talks Remain Difficult Amid Map Burning Controversy
May 21, 2019
China-India Border Talks Remain Difficult Amid Map Burning Controversy
Will China’s burning of maps stymie bilateral efforts?
China-India Border Talks Remain Difficult Amid Map Burning Controversy
Do Indian Voters Know How Their Government Works?
May 10, 2019
Do Indian Voters Know How Their Government Works?
It seems few Indians are aware of the distinction between the roles of the central and state governments.
Do Indian Voters Know How Their Government Works?
India’s Northeast Emerges as a Drug-Trafficking Corridor Between Myanmar and Bangladesh
May 02, 2019
India’s Northeast Emerges as a Drug-Trafficking Corridor Between Myanmar and Bangladesh
Bangladesh is alarmed over the increasing flow of synthetic drugs from India’s Northeast sourced from laboratories in Myanmar. 
India’s Northeast Emerges as a Drug-Trafficking Corridor Between Myanmar and Bangladesh
Governance at the Grassroots in India’s Northeast
May 01, 2019
Governance at the Grassroots in India’s Northeast
What drives India’s voters?
Governance at the Grassroots in India’s Northeast
India Elections 2019: What Voters in ‘Modi’s’ Bishada Village Want
April 30, 2019
India Elections 2019: What Voters in ‘Modi’s’ Bishada Village Want
The site of a deadly cow lynching incident has little to show for its fervent support of Modi.
India Elections 2019: What Voters in ‘Modi’s’ Bishada Village Want
Nepal’s Space Program Aims to Break Geopolitical Barriers
April 27, 2019
Nepal’s Space Program Aims to Break Geopolitical Barriers
Nepal aims to launch its first commercial satellite, a high-performance C and Ku Band satellite, by 2022.
Nepal’s Space Program Aims to Break Geopolitical Barriers
What India's Most Backward District Wants From the Election
April 15, 2019
What India's Most Backward District Wants From the Election
Voters in Nuh wonder where the government has been.
What India's Most Backward District Wants From the Election
India Elections 2019: Where Are Farmers in Gujarat’s Growth Model?
April 08, 2019
India Elections 2019: Where Are Farmers in Gujarat’s Growth Model?
Those in rural areas complain they have been left behind during Gujarat's era of growth.
India Elections 2019: Where Are Farmers in Gujarat’s Growth Model?
Six Letters Reveal the Anxieties of Kashmiri Youth Away From Home
April 08, 2019
Six Letters Reveal the Anxieties of Kashmiri Youth Away From Home
Kashmiri youth all over India remain on edge as tensions after Pulwama continue to run high.
Six Letters Reveal the Anxieties of Kashmiri Youth Away From Home
Why These Farmers Will Boycott India's General Elections
April 01, 2019
Why These Farmers Will Boycott India's General Elections
With no road, no electricity, and often no water, these villagers are sitting out the election in protest.
Why These Farmers Will Boycott India's General Elections
India’s Government Sets up for a Battle Over Indigenous Forest Land Rights
April 01, 2019
India’s Government Sets up for a Battle Over Indigenous Forest Land Rights
The Indian government proposes a draconian forest law to take land away from indigenous people.
India’s Government Sets up for a Battle Over Indigenous Forest Land Rights
Nepal and the Lurch Toward Digital Authoritarianism
March 22, 2019
Nepal and the Lurch Toward Digital Authoritarianism
Nepal risks falling prey to digital authoritarianism.
Nepal and the Lurch Toward Digital Authoritarianism
India Deploys the Army to Check Rebel, Refugee Influx From Myanmar
March 15, 2019
India Deploys the Army to Check Rebel, Refugee Influx From Myanmar
The Indo-Myanmar borderlands heat up once again.
India Deploys the Army to Check Rebel, Refugee Influx From Myanmar
Delhi's Dying Holy River
March 12, 2019
Delhi's Dying Holy River
The Yamuna River is more raw sewage than freshwater these days, and that's taking a heavy toll on local people.
Delhi's Dying Holy River
On Building Peace in Maoist-Torn Central India
March 05, 2019
On Building Peace in Maoist-Torn Central India
The Indian state of Chhattisgarh, which has been mired with a decades-long violent conflict, seeks change.
On Building Peace in Maoist-Torn Central India
The Many Faces of India's Kumbh Mela
March 01, 2019
The Many Faces of India's Kumbh Mela
India is once again holding the world's largest religious festival. But not everyone is here to worship.
The Many Faces of India's Kumbh Mela
Maggie Doyne on Empowering Women and Educating Children in Nepal
February 25, 2019
Maggie Doyne on Empowering Women and Educating Children in Nepal
Maggie Doyne, the co-founder and CEO of the BlinkNow foundation, speaks to The Diplomat.
Maggie Doyne on Empowering Women and Educating Children in Nepal
Are Indian Separatist Rebels in the Myanmar Army’s Crosshairs?
February 20, 2019
Are Indian Separatist Rebels in the Myanmar Army’s Crosshairs?
Is the Myanmar military taking greater interest in Indian separatist groups on its territory?
Are Indian Separatist Rebels in the Myanmar Army’s Crosshairs?
What’s Showing at Asia's Biggest Contemporary Art Festival?
February 13, 2019
What’s Showing at Asia's Biggest Contemporary Art Festival?
A taste of India's Kochi-Muziris Biennale.
What’s Showing at Asia's Biggest Contemporary Art Festival?
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