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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.

Farmers’ Anger Descends on Delhi
December 07, 2018
Farmers’ Anger Descends on Delhi
More than 100,000 farmers from across India gathered in Delhi to demand action toward their plight.
Farmers’ Anger Descends on Delhi
Female Delivery Drivers Breaking Patriarchal Barriers in India
December 03, 2018
Female Delivery Drivers Breaking Patriarchal Barriers in India
Breaking down one more barrier to women's employment in India.
Female Delivery Drivers Breaking Patriarchal Barriers in India
<em>The Ferment</em>: Caste, Politics, and the Role of India's Youth
December 01, 2018
The Ferment: Caste, Politics, and the Role of India's Youth
India's youth are driving a new era of political mobilization and change.
The Ferment: Caste, Politics, and the Role of India's Youth
A Missionary's Death in India's Highly Securitized Andaman Islands
November 30, 2018
A Missionary's Death in India's Highly Securitized Andaman Islands
Or how a US neomissionary's tragic evangelizing to a “primitive” tribe has left India's security mechanism at war with itself.
A Missionary's Death in India's Highly Securitized Andaman Islands
A New Documentary Showcases the Official Indian Narrative on Kashmir
November 27, 2018
A New Documentary Showcases the Official Indian Narrative on Kashmir
A pro-establishment media organization seeks to justify the Indian government's policies.
A New Documentary Showcases the Official Indian Narrative on Kashmir
The World of a Bar Dancer in Nepal
November 08, 2018
The World of a Bar Dancer in Nepal
In Kathmandu's dance bars, young women and teenage girls entertain male customers every night. Here is one of their stories.
The World of a Bar Dancer in Nepal
Nepal’s Emergence as a Cricketing Nation: Challenges Ahead
November 07, 2018
Nepal’s Emergence as a Cricketing Nation: Challenges Ahead
Nepal marches ahead as a cricketing nation, but challenges remain.
Nepal’s Emergence as a Cricketing Nation: Challenges Ahead
Bhutan: The Mental State of the Happy Kingdom
November 02, 2018
Bhutan: The Mental State of the Happy Kingdom
In Bhutan, mental illness continues to be stigmatized and there is barely a national conversation on the issue.
Bhutan: The Mental State of the Happy Kingdom
India’s Vanishing Art of ‘Impersonation’
November 01, 2018
India’s Vanishing Art of ‘Impersonation’
The long history of Bahurupiya street performance is under threat.
India’s Vanishing Art of ‘Impersonation’
Me and #MeToo: A Story From New Delhi's Jawaharlal University in the Early 2000s
October 28, 2018
Me and #MeToo: A Story From New Delhi's Jawaharlal University in the Early 2000s
Until #MeToo, few women in India had spoken out about harassment. I did and here's my story.
Me and #MeToo: A Story From New Delhi's Jawaharlal University in the Early 2000s
India’s Relentless Movement to Save the Narmada River … And a People’s Livelihood
October 11, 2018
India’s Relentless Movement to Save the Narmada River … And a People’s Livelihood
Protesters in India work to save a river—and a way of life.
India’s Relentless Movement to Save the Narmada River … And a People’s Livelihood
Menstruating Without Pads in India
October 10, 2018
Menstruating Without Pads in India
Thanks to stigma and misinformation, many Indian women continue to use cloth during their periods.
Menstruating Without Pads in India
Nepal Looks to a Porn Ban to Stem Violence Against Women
October 10, 2018
Nepal Looks to a Porn Ban to Stem Violence Against Women
The solution in Nepal fails to address the underlying problems.
Nepal Looks to a Porn Ban to Stem Violence Against Women
How Many Women Will Bhutan Elect This Time?
September 29, 2018
How Many Women Will Bhutan Elect This Time?
Will the day come when Bhutan's women have a greater say in the country's nascent democracy?
How Many Women Will Bhutan Elect This Time?
Another E-Curfew in Kashmir
September 29, 2018
Another E-Curfew in Kashmir
In the world's largest democracy, regular internet shutdowns continue apace.
Another E-Curfew in Kashmir
Interview With Indian ‘Instant Divorce’ Victim Nida Khan
September 26, 2018
Interview With Indian ‘Instant Divorce’ Victim Nida Khan
How one woman is fighting against injustice, ignorance, and violence toward women in the name of religious practices.
Interview With Indian ‘Instant Divorce’ Victim Nida Khan
Misinformation and Misdirection Grow as India's Economy Stumbles
September 23, 2018
Misinformation and Misdirection Grow as India's Economy Stumbles
With a general election now less than a year away, India's ruling party tries to manage the economic narrative.
Misinformation and Misdirection Grow as India's Economy Stumbles
The Organic Food Revolution: A Nightmare for India?
September 21, 2018
The Organic Food Revolution: A Nightmare for India?
Is India's organic food revolution myth or reality?
The Organic Food Revolution: A Nightmare for India?
Nepal’s Communist Government Tightens Its Grip on Civil Society
September 10, 2018
Nepal’s Communist Government Tightens Its Grip on Civil Society
A new set of draconian laws is setting Nepal on a troubling trajectory.
Nepal’s Communist Government Tightens Its Grip on Civil Society
‘Amma Meri’ and the Dark Side of Rural Poverty in India
September 09, 2018
‘Amma Meri’ and the Dark Side of Rural Poverty in India
A new short film attempts to bridge the gap between imagined and real poverty in India.
‘Amma Meri’ and the Dark Side of Rural Poverty in India
In India, Constitutional Secularism Comes Under Threat
August 31, 2018
In India, Constitutional Secularism Comes Under Threat
Radical Hindu groups in India want to strip the constitution of its commitments to secularism.
In India, Constitutional Secularism Comes Under Threat
A Crackdown on Dissent in India: What's Behind the Recent Arrests of Rights Activists
August 31, 2018
A Crackdown on Dissent in India: What's Behind the Recent Arrests of Rights Activists
Do the simultaneous raids on civil rights campaigners and lawyers indicate that the Indian government is willing to subvert democracy?
A Crackdown on Dissent in India: What's Behind the Recent Arrests of Rights Activists
When Freedom of Expression Isn't Free: Journalism, Facebook, and Censorship in Bhutan
August 28, 2018
When Freedom of Expression Isn't Free: Journalism, Facebook, and Censorship in Bhutan
Can free expression and journalistic freedoms thrive in Bhutan?
When Freedom of Expression Isn't Free: Journalism, Facebook, and Censorship in Bhutan
Nepal's #RageAgainstRape Movement Sparks Hope
August 13, 2018
Nepal's #RageAgainstRape Movement Sparks Hope
One group is fighting the incidence of rape in Nepal.
Nepal's #RageAgainstRape Movement Sparks Hope
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