Stories about South-Asia from August, 2015
Censorship spikes in Turkey and Tunisia, net neutrality takes a hit in Mexico, and Germany puts food porn under copyright lock-and-key.
"Those who illogically write against religion in blogs are also extremists," said a high police official.
"To demand action and accountability from the state, Rilwan’s well-wishers started the #FindMoyameehaa campaign – the first of its kind in the Maldives."
"How many more bloggers must be murdered before the government acts decisively to stem the violence and impunity?"
India's overreaching ban on pornography sites was lifted less than a week after it was laid down, in the wake of heavy criticism. But the mockery of government continues.
One Facebook user threatened to choke her. Two days later, on August 4, Inji Pennu's Facebook account was suspended.
"What the **** are community standards if they cannot take down a page purely abusive in nature, harassing a woman using her photos and other personal details?"