Nepal / 2006

Nepal: Journalists must be free to report on their country’s turmoil

April 21, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 21, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on King Gyanendra, all political parties, and other groups to respect press freedom and ensure the safety of Nepalese journalists, more than 20 of whom remain in detention. “While Nepal is in political turmoil, we must remember the important role...

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Journalists continue fight against detentions, repressive media law More than 200 Nepalese journalists arrested, dozens in custody

April 18, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 18, 2006—More than 200 Nepalese journalists have been detained since April 4 while participating in pro-democracy protests to demand press freedom or while covering the nationwide demonstrations, according to information compiled by the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ). The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for the immediate...

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As strikes continue in Nepal, attacks on journalists reported

April 14, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 14, 2006—Thirteen journalists were arrested today in Baglung, west of Kathmandu, while protesting against media restrictions during the seventh day of a nationwide strike, the Federation of Nepalese Journalists reported. Others detained during the past week, including veteran journalist Kanak Mani Dixit, remain in police custody....

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Nepal: Security forces target journalists covering crackdown

April 10, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 10, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists deplores the use of force against journalists covering pro-democracy demonstrations across Nepal in which at least three people have died. Police in Kathmandu today beat four journalists affiliated with the independent news group Kantipur in what news editor Guna Raj Luitel...

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Nepalese journalist detained after report of explosion

March 7, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 7, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Nepalese authorities’ detention of journalist Jay Gupta, editor and publisher of the Kathmandu-based Uptyaka Daily and the weekly Dishanirdesh. Police arrested Gupta on Friday after his publications reported that a bomb went off near a royal vacation retreat that King...

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CPJ Update

February 17, 2006 12:00 AM ET

CPJ Update Committee to Protect JournalistsFebruary 17, 2006 CPJ's Attacks on the Press released in four cities worldwide...

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Attacks on the Press 2005: CPJ Releases Attacks on the Press in Four Cities

February 16, 2006 12:01 PM ET

New York, February 14, 2006--Highlighting the global nature of its press freedom advocacy work, the Committee to Protect Journalists today released its annual press freedom survey Attacks on the Press in four cities: Bangkok, Cairo, London and Washington, D.C....

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Attacks on the Press in 2005: Headlines

February 16, 2006 12:00 PM ET

January 11: A killing in Colombia reinforces self-censorship -- Gunmen kill radio news host Julio Hernando Palacios Sánchez as he drives to work in Cúcuta. Attacked from all sides, the Colombian press censors itself to an extraordinary degree, CPJ later reports. Probing journalists are killed, detained, or forced to flee....

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Countries That Have Jailed Journalists (Follow Links for More Details)

February 16, 2006 11:59 AM ET

AFGHANISTAN: 1 Ali Mohaqqiq Nasab, Haqooq-i-Zan (Women's Rights) Imprisoned: October 1, 2005 The attorney general ordered editor Nasab's arrest on blasphemy charges after the religious adviser to President Hamid Karzai, Mohaiuddin Baluch, filed a complaint about his magazine. "I took the two magazines and spoke to the Supreme Court...

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Asia Analysis

February 16, 2006 11:55 AM ET

As Radio Grows Powerful, Challenges EmergeBy Abi WrightAt home, in the car, and even in the fields, more people across Asia are getting their news on the radio than ever before. Increasingly, this accessible and affordable medium is bringing real-time information to remote areas of Indonesia, Nepal, the Philippines, Afghanistan,...

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