Hello, friends. How was your week and weekend? Good, I hope!
The young Pakistani teen who was shot by the Taliban has been a prominent figure in the media this past week. Malala Yousafzai released her new memoir, I Am Malala, and was a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize (the award went to the group disarming chemical weapons in Syria.) Her interview with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show has been shared and gifed a hundred times and she met with President Obama and asked him to reconsider the US drone program because of the effects on her country and people. Read More News in Asia
Welcome, friends. This week’s edition of “News in Asia” does not contain much in the way of happy news (and comes with a trigger warning for discussions of rape), but there are one or two bright spots, including a children’s circus in Afghanistan and the creation of a mega-park in New Delhi. Read More News in Asia
It’s been a heavy news week for the U.S. with major court decisions regarding the Voting Rights Act and gay rights and a filibuster to defeat an attack on access to safe abortions and reproductive healthcare in Texas. So, with all the focus on the U.S. media honed in domestically, I haven’t heard much in the mainstream media headlines on Asian news, but that certainly doesn’t mean that stuff isn’t happening.
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