Concerns in Nepal

Reports from Nepal newspapers about press freedom
Media situation

THE media monitoring mission that visited different parts of the Terai to assess the media situation has come up with its report which states that the media and media persons faced tremendous difficulties during the agitation there called by the Madhesi People’s Rights Forum. The mission of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ), headed by senior journalists, has expressed concerns over the incidents of attacks on journalists and media houses as well as threats and pressure on media persons during the agitation. Read here

Media situation ‘worsened’: FNJ
By A Staff Reporter
KATHMANDU, Feb. 13: Two media monitoring teams led by senior journalists of Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) found that the situation of media ‘worsened’ during the month-long violence that paralyzed the east and mid-east regions of Terai districts recently. Read here

2006-worst, best year for media: Report

Kantipur Report
KATHMANDU, Feb 21 – The year 2006 was a blend of the ‘worst’ and ‘best’ experiences in the history of Nepali media. In the beginning of the year the royal government suspended fundamental rights and put curbs on press freedom, and media persons faced beating, detention and threat from security forces, said a report released here Tuesday. Read here

Press Freedom

The Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) marked the day of the Royal takeover executed in February 2005 as black day in the history of press and democracy in Nepal. The journalists took out processions and used the occasion as a reminder of the draconian repression enforced against the fourth estate two years ago. Read Here

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