AsiaMedia Features AsiaMedia en-us Magazine on a major mission Thai consumer magazine remains advertisement-free to maintain credibility Support for Thaksin calls for an unstinting commitment Pro-Thaksin Shinawatra radio stations face threat of closure in Thailand, but some academics say political avenues such as these should remain open Bracing the media for battle Thai journalists covering the violence in the southernmost provinces develop particular skills to properly report on the region Broadcast blues on the way out Local radio station in Nong Yasai district in central Thailand sets example for keeping content parochial and non-political Fergusson College magazine hits a century The 100th issue of a Pune, India university magazine reflects on the past, contrasts with the present Helping visually-impaired find their voice on radio Satish Navale traveled around India for over eight years, learning radio production and recording his experiences, to achieve his dream of working in radio despite being visually impaired Not looking to regulate media India's Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni talks about the ministry's responsibilities and plans to aid the media industry This mag has preserved all letters to their editors Editor of 78-year-old Urdu publication says letters to the editor are "part of a literary heritage" Radio is a sound salvation Marginalized Thai groups seek access to the public sphere through community radio because the mainstream media is concentrated in corporate hands Little interest in reporting about the poor Thai farmers' efforts to raise public awareness for land reforms have gone largely ignored by the media Mojos, the 'F' word and the future of newspapers Meidyatama Suryodiningrat discusses how the emergence of mobile journalists and free information on the Internet has changed journalism A victim of breaking news? Syed Irfan Ashraf shares his personal account of Musa Khankhel, the Geo TV journalist murdered last month in Pakistan's Swat valley Showing Taiwan to the world Formosa TV English news editor-in-chief writes series of one-hour documentaries on lesser-known stories about Taiwan Media battle for hearts, minds Critics call for new ways to address satellite-based, increasingly partisan, media outlets in Thailand Reporters need better training Thai reporters recount their uncertainty and lack of safety equipment while covering the increasingly violent PAD demonstrations