Author: ms5jr

Maille-Rose Smith (ms5jr) Blog 3: Kashmir in Crisis, In Crisis

In the midst of the global COVID-19 crisis, press coverage of the Kashmir crisis has waned, but not completely died out. For the most part, Kashmir seems to have been relegated by the press to subheadings within articles about India’s response to the Coronavirus. On March 24, Vox reported on India’s coronavirus lockdown; three quarters of the way through the… Read more →

Maille-Rose Smith: The Media’s Portrayal and Personalization of Kashmir

In my last blog, I focused on the social and economic impacts of India restricting access to the internet in Kashmir – how lack of information and connection to the outside world influence Kashmiris and their attitudes towards the BJP. Now, to transpose this question, how has the global internet’s response to the Kashmir conflict affected Kashmiris and the BJP?… Read more →

Maille-Rose Smith – Freedom of the Press in Kashmir

In this age of information, removal of the internet is more than an inconvenience; it thrusts businesses into the red, grinds trade to a halt, hinders students’ learning, and disconnects families and friends. Being pushed from modern times back into the “medieval,” as one Kashmiri puts it, incites panic, anger, and unrest (BBC News). Indeed, the very tactic used to… Read more →