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Monday 22 December  
Above the law: Namal Rajapakse and family
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Article: Above the law

Article: Above the law

It’s December 2010, and two young law students are sitting for their exam. One is in a hall full of students, who are being monitored closely by the examiner to make sure they’re following the rules:  no phones, no...

Article: Dutch Tamil Tigers appeal against "flawed law"

Five men jailed for supporting Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tigers (LTTE) last October have begun their appeal against conviction in The Hague. The case marks the first time an EU member state has considered the question of whether the Tamil...

Radio Show: AIDS in India's northeast: still a hidden disaster

India’s north east, home to some 60 million people, is amongst the poorest, least developed and most violent parts of the country.  For decades, the region has been ridden with fractured conflicts and in recent years, another...

Article: Rape: a psychological and physical weapon

In conflict situations in ethnic minority states of Burma, rape is used as a psychological and physical weapon. Women from these communities under attack by state military have to deal with the threat of sexual violence on a frequent basis...

Article: A political prisoner's personal tale

Myat San strides into the Dunkin Donuts in one of Yangon’s new shopping malls.  His vitality and his ear-to-ear smile betrays little of the personal pain and loss he’s suffered in his adult life.   

Radio Show: A journalist against the odds

On this week's South Asia Wired, 23-year old Nepalese Manika Jha explains why she chose to become a journalist in one of the country's most conservative regions, despite threats and violence from, as she puts it, "men who believe...

Article: A milestone in India’s fight against polio

It’s a historic day for India in the field of child health. For the first time in the span of a year, not a single new case of wild polio virus has been detected in the country. The government-run polio vaccination drive in...

Article: From veg to riches: rural women move into banking

The Mann Deshi Mahila Sahakari Bank started with 500 women and 12,000 euros in savings to form a credit pool. It took just three years to make it a totally sustainable and profitable bank, with no outside funding. Today, more than 140...

Article: Sri Lankan government is banning its roti and eating it too

The recent announcement from Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne to ban the use of wheat products shows how little he knows about the lives of people in his country, say critics. In his speech he vowed to “make bread...

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