Right to Freedom of Expression
word Globalom combines 'global'
and the Sanskrit word 'Om', emphasising
that despite social, cultural, economic and political diversity
and disparities, we are living in ONE WORLD.
is an international venture operating from Canada and
Europe under the umbrella of GlobalomNet. The objective is to
provide ďa diversity of perspective, not simply to argue whose
opinion is right." *
is a non-profit venture with time, effort and money donated
by a group of dedicated people living in Canada, U.S.A., Europe,
and other parts of the world.
Globalom Media produces South
Asian Web TV, which offers South Asian Outlook on
Web TV in addition to other programmes produced by other
organisations and individuals.
Globalom Media publishes the South Asian Outlook, The
Global South and Indo-Canada
The South Asian Outlook is an independent e-Monthly by
South Asians for South Asians living in South Asia, people of
South Asian origin who are settled in different parts of the
world and for all those who are interested in the rich cultural
heritage of South Asia, its diversity, its complexity and its
Bank defines South Asia as a region comprising of
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal,
Pakistan and Sri Lanka. We have oriented ourselves to South Asia
as perceived by the South Asian Association for Regional
However, in view of the importance of Afghanistan to the region
and beyond, the South Asian News page also provides links to
sources giving news on that volatile country.
SAARC was established in 1985 at the First SAARC Summit held in
Dhaka, Bangladesh, even though the ideas for a regional grouping
of South Asian nations had been mooted since 1980. Currently
made up of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan
and Sri Lanka, SAARC's main goal is to accelerate economic and
social development in member states through joint action in
certain agreed areas of cooperation.
The potential of countries in the SAARC region is vast and yet
much of it is untapped. There are some identifiable reasons for
this: internal and external conflicts within and between member
states, rigid and inflexible economic policies as well as
unnecessary bureaucracy and rampant corruption.
However, many improvements are now taking place as a pragmatic
approach towards solving economic and social troubles gains
acceptance among the member states. After all, there are many
more good reasons for promoting regional co-operation: reducing
danger of external intervention, reducing, political, military
and economic tensions within the region, expanding trade and
other economic ties within a much larger market formed by the
reduction and elimination of trade barriers, co-ordinating
measures for mutual benefit in diverse areas ranging from
poverty eradication to environmental protection, and Improving
the already close cultural links that exist among the South
To date, South Asia remains a symbol of Eastern Promise - golden
opportunities yet to be realised. SAARC may be the catalyst that
helps to promote fulfilment of the dream.
We believe that some 20 million South Asians originating from
Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri
Lanka, who are spread around the world - in Africa, Asia,
Europe, the Caribbean, North America and South America - can
contribute to making that dream a reality
(North America) Globalom Media
quote with permission from Mr Michael Chender,