AsiaMedia South Asia News http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu AsiaMedia en-us INDIA: Tripura editors agitate against low ad rates, arrested Tripura Newspaper Society secretary says with absence of corporations in the state and low advertisement rates, the government's plan to cut government advertising will adversely affect employees in newspaper industry http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=111830 INDIA: Congress plays down Sonia's Press Club meet Congress party spokesperson says meeting with Press Club of India officers was because of the club's requests and with no regard to who the officers are http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=111829 SRI LANKA: Lanka jails scribe for 20 yrs for 2 articles Activists say government is using journalist as an example to intimidate other reporters and editors http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=111828 INDIA: Magazine office in Prabhadevi ransacked Six men barge into 'Society' magazine's office, throw computers off tables, break windows, and shout slogans about Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=111827 INDIA: Sonia 'joins' Press Club, stirs row Press Club of India officers use meeting with Congress party chief to counter dissident members http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=111826 INDIA: Director files plaint against TV channels Director files defamation lawsuit against two television channels that aired a hidden camera video recording of him http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=111825 BANGLADESH: Info commission waits for office space, rules Chief information commissioner also says current budget is inadequate for implementing Right to Information law and a new budget proposal has been submitted http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=111814 INDIA: Cut out celebrity trivia from world news pages Minister of state for external affairs encourages newspapers to expand international news coverage in content and amount http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=111805 INDIA: Four FM channels for city soon Local FM radio stations, 3G mobile phone service and WiMAX wireless broadband are among the projects Ludhiana's member of parliament plans to bring to the city http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=111796 BANGLADESH: Journos give deadline Journalists demand security for reporters and arrest of criminals who attacked Narasingdi Press Club http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=111785 BANGLADESH: HR violations against journos go unpunished Activist says "lack of solidarity among journalists" is primary problem in pursuit of justice for human rights violations against journalists http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=111734 BANGLADESH: Goons again attack Narsingdi Press Club, 4 injured Criminals ransack press club twice in one week, stealing a television, computers and furniture http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=111702 PAKISTAN: Afghan journalist shot dead near Khyber Pass Shamshad television's bureau chief in Pakistan, an outspoken Taliban critic, was killed after unknown assailants waylaid his bus http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=111700 BANGLADESH: 'Stop harassing journos' Journalists groups condemn discrimination of journalists who have differing political views from the government http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=111676 PAKISTAN: Jaswant sacking makes news in Pakistan Along with reports in various newspapers, a 'Dawn' editorial says Indian politician Jaswant Singh's situation is similar to Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah's http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=111664