INDIA: “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” and the filth of democracy

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Photo Courtesy M. Srinath, The Hindu

Article : No, the man pictured here has not entered the gutter as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s much hyped Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, or “clean India campaign”. Unlike the ad rush that shows posing with the broom, he could not have entered the gutter to preach the country about the virtues of cleanliness. Read More...

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ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 51

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Announcement : The episode begins with a recent development in Sri Lanka where posters are appearing that criticize the annual commemoration of victims of disappearance and the event’s organizers. Next, Samia Islam of Odhikar describes how disappearances in Bangladesh differ from those many other countries Read More...

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BURMA/MYANMAR: Military attempting to cover-up journalist’s death in custody

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Urgent Appeal Case : Par Gyi, a 49-year-old freelance journalist, and former bodyguard of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, travelled to Kyaikmayaw town, Mon State, to reporting on recent conflicts between the Burmese army and Kayan rebels in the area. In end September 2014, he disappeared. Read More...

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