Maheshwar Pahari

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Nepal

February 16, 2006 11:21 AM ET

NEPAL King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev seized direct power on February 1, dealing an unprecedented blow to press freedom. He cut all telephone lines, blocked Internet service, and sent the army to major media outlets to censor the news...

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Imprisoned journalist dies in jail after transfer to hospital is refused

October 5, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, October 5, 2005 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today held the Nepalese authorities responsible for the death of an imprisoned reporter who died after being denied proper medical treatment. Maheshwar Pahari, 30, who worked for the weekly...

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NEPAL

October 4, 2005 12:00 PM ET

OCTOBER 4, 2005 Posted October 17, 2005 Maheshwar Pahari, Rastriya Swabhiman KILLED—CONFIRMED Imprisoned reporter Pahari died after being denied proper medical treatment by authorities. Pahari, 30, who worked for the weekly Rastriya Swabhiman, died of tuberculosis, according to local journalist...

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Journalist freed two months after abduction by Maoists

July 11, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, July 11, 2005—Maoist rebels on Saturday released Som Sharma, a reporter in eastern Nepal’s Ilam district who was abducted from his home nearly two months ago. Maoist leaders also called off the house arrest of Ilam-based reporter Umesh...

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Attacks on the Press 2004: Nepal

March 14, 2005 11:20 AM ET

Nepal Amid an explosive civil conflict between Maoist rebels and government forces, the safety of the Nepalese press hung on the fragile prospects for peace. Estimates of the death toll since the collapse of a six-month cease-fire in August 2003...

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2004 prison census: 122 journalists jailed

December 31, 2004 4:26 PM ET

Around the world, 122 journalists were in prison at the end of 2004 for practicing their profession, 16 fewer than the year before. International advocacy campaigns, including those waged by the Committee to Protect Journalists, helped win the early release...

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Journalists in prison, 2004

December 31, 2004 12:00 AM ET

Around the world, 122 journalists were in prison at the end of 2004 for practicing their profession, 16 fewer than the year before. International advocacy campaigns, including those waged by the Committee to Protect Journalists, helped win the early release...

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CPJ concerned about journalists' detentions

May 21, 2004 12:00 PM ET

Your Majesty: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned about the detentions of three journalists in western Nepal: Dhaniram Tharu and Maheshwar Pahari, who have been missing for several months; and Khadga Bahadur Swar, known as K.B. Jumli, whom local authorities arrested on April 4.

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