Meet Nithin

Nithin Coca is an Asia-focused freelance journalist covering environment, human rights, and politics issues across the region.

As Seen In

Nithin’s feature articles have appeared in major media outlets, including Al Jazeera, Engadget, Shareable, and The Diplomat, and have been translated into Dutch, French, Spanish and Japanese.

Latest Articles

China's Xinjiang surveillance is the dystopian future nobody wants

Feb 2018. Monitoring tech pioneered in the region is spreading across China and the world.

The Rapid Rise of Censorship in Southeast Asia

Jan 2018. From Myanmar to Indonesia, governments are clamping down on the internet and social media.

The false promises of ’clean coal’

Jan 2018. The idea that Asian markets will make up for the worldwide decline in coal is nothing more than the false hope of a dying industry

As bike-share programs grow, how can they better reach underserved communities?

Jan 2018. Numerous studies of bike-share usage show that biking remains predominantly male, and skews white.

Asia (under)covered


No Trump, No Kim Jong Un, no Kpop. A bi-monthly roundup of the news, memes, trends, and people changing Asia, but not getting enough attention in the English-language world.

Curated by journalist Nithin Coca.




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