Nepal / Asia

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In Nepal, critical editor flees and journal's funding is blocked

October 6, 2016 1:15 PM ET

[email protected] founder @kundadixit gives video message: Censorship allows despots to win elections, they coopt journalists. #IJAsia16 pic.twitter.com/Uo558PQX5i— GIJN (@gijn) September 24, 2016 Kunda Dixit cut his once mop-like white hair, grew a beard, and quietly went into hiding, eventually fleeing Nepal for the safety of the U.S. to avoid arrest....

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Journalist arrested in Nepal while covering protest

May 25, 2016 4:53 PM ET

New York, May 25, 2016--Police in Nepal arrested the journalist Shesh Narayan Jha on Monday while he was photographing a protester splashing paint on the walls of a government complex in Kathmandu, according to the Federation of Nepali Journalists and press reports....

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CPJ concerned by climate for free expression in Nepal

May 3, 2016 5:06 PM ET

New York, May 3, 2016 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today said it is alarmed by Nepal's decision to expel Canadian social media user Robert Penner. Immigration authorities revoked Penner's visa because of his social media posts, which are frequently critical of the government, according to press reports....

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In Nepal, critical journalist Kanak Mani Dixit detained in corruption case

April 25, 2016 6:06 PM ET

New York, April 25, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Nepal to immediately release Kanak Mani Dixit, the founding editor of the independent regional news magazine Himal Southasian. The journalist, who has reported critically on the country's civil war, has been harassed and detained previously by authorities....

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CPJ Newsletter: A year in review

December 26, 2015 8:30 AM ET

Over the past year, CPJ has documented anti-press violations all over the world, cases of journalists killed, imprisoned, abducted, or threatened in relation to their work. You can see all of our coverage at our website, www.cpj.org. But here at CPJ Impact we also highlight those times when CPJ has...

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Violence escalates against journalists amid unrest in Nepal

September 14, 2015 2:54 PM ET

New York, September 14, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by increasing attacks on journalists in Nepal amid ongoing political unrest in the country....

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Mission Journal: In Nepal, finding solutions to better protect press

May 21, 2015 5:10 PM ET

The devastation caused by the earthquakes in Nepal is a reminder of the indispensable role played by relief workers, medical teams, and other key actors on the front lines. Among them are many journalists who, on the most basic level, serve as witness to those affected and share their...

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Mastermind convicted in 2009 murder of Nepali journalist Uma Singh

April 23, 2015 10:19 AM ET

Kathmandu, April 23, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the conviction and sentencing on Wednesday of the mastermind in the 2009 murder of journalist Uma Singh. A court in the district of Dhanusha convicted Umesh Yadav of ordering Singh's murder and sentenced him to life in prison, according to local...

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Attacks on the Press in 2013: Nepal

February 12, 2014 1:34 AM ET

While Nepal dropped off CPJ’s 2013 Impunity Index, which spotlights countries where journalists are slain and the killers go free, progress in the country remained tempered. The government led by then-Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai pressured prosecutors to drop their investigation into the 2004 murder of radio journalist Dekendra Thapa. While...

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Another arrest in the murder of Nepal's Uma Singh

September 18, 2013 5:33 PM ET

New York, September 18, 2013--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes Monday's arrest of an individual suspected to have ordered the 2009 murder of journalist Uma Singh, and calls on authorities to ensure the case is brought to justice....

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