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2010: A year to forget for Pakistan

(UK Asian – 25/01): 2010 saw a marked rise in violence and extremism in Pakistan, with a weak and directionless government adding to the woes of the beleaguered populace, Human Rights Watch said this week.   In its World Report 2011, the New York-based organization said militant violence was allowed to …

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In Sri Lanka, press marks a bitter anniversary

By Bob Dietz  In recent years, January has emerged as Sri Lanka’s cruelest month for journalists. To commemorate that ugly fact, 100 journalists and press freedom activists gathered Tuesday outside the Fort Railway Station in the capital, Colombo, demanding that the government expedite investigations into a series of attacks and …

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