India tourism down as women's fear of sexual violence is up

India tourism down as women's fear of sexual violence is up

WNN Breaking (WNN) New Delhi, INDIA, SOUTHERN ASIA: As media fallout hits the nation of India following the exponential rise in sexual assaults in India within the last year, including the gang rapes of women who are visiting the country as foreign tourists, the economics for India may be showing a downward spiral. “Foreign tourists […]

India reels after young photojournalist is gang-raped

India reels after young photojournalist is gang-raped

WNN Breaking (WNN) Mumbai, INDIA, SOUTH ASIA: As India puts a microscope on issues of violence against women, the nation is reeling after another sexual attack has resulted in the gang-rape of a 22-year-old journalist who’s name has not been released to the public on Thursday August 22. On assignment for a magazine to cover […]

When Tibetan activists, artists & musicians use the word ‘freedom’

When Tibetan activists, artists & musicians use the word ‘freedom’

Ivan Broadhead – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Dharamsala, INDIA, SOUTH ASIA: In Chinese-ruled Tibet, activists have used various means to protest policies that human rights groups say subjugate, and even destroy the Tibetan identity. Self-immolations are the latest method used by protesters to draw the world’s attention to their plight, but activists are also embracing other kinds […]

Amid public outcry India’s government questions women’s Facebook postings

Amid public outcry India’s government questions women’s Facebook postings

WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) New Delhi, INDIA: In India, a controversial law governing offensive material posted online will be reviewed following an outcry over its misuse. The move follows the recent arrest of two young women in connection with what many call an innocuous Facebook post. Hearing a petition against Section 66A of the Information Technology […]

Nobel Laureate Suu Kyi visits India as leaders play it ‘politically safe’

Nobel Laureate Suu Kyi visits India as leaders play it ‘politically safe’

Anjana Pasricha – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) NEW DELHI, India: Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives Tuesday in India – a country that disappointed Burmese pro-democracy activists by building close ties with Burma’s military rulers in recent years. The visit will help India counter criticism that it had abandoned its commitment to the return […]