Dekendra Raj Thapa

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Nepal takes one step toward justice for Dekendra Thapa

January 30, 2013 4:20 PM ET

Lau Tzu once said: A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. In Nepal, getting to that first step has been a tumultuous process. Tomorrow, a court in the western district of Dailekh is expected to...

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Nepalese journalists threatened during Bhattarai visit

January 24, 2013 3:57 PM ET

New York, January 24, 2013--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the threats and acts of intimidation against journalists in Nepal during Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai's visit on Wednesday to the western district of Dailekh....

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Nepal PM criticizes arrests in Thapa murder

January 8, 2013 4:52 PM ET

New York, January 8, 2013--Nepalese Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai today publicly criticized the arrest of five of his party members who stand accused of the 2004 murder of radio journalist Dekendra Raj Thapa, according to news reports. The Committee to...

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Getting Away With Murder 2009

March 23, 2009 12:15 AM ET

CPJ’s Impunity Index spotlights countrieswhere journalists are slain and killers go free New York, March 23, 2009 -- The already murderous conditions for the press in Sri Lanka and Pakistan deteriorated further in the past year, the Committee to Protect...

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CPJ concerned about rise in unpunished attacks in Nepal

February 17, 2009 4:01 PM ET

Dear Prime Minister Dahal: On December 29, your government signed an agreement with local press freedom group the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), ending a week of protest by journalists against a series of attacks on media outlets which peaked in late December. That agreement promised that those attacks would be addressed.

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Nepal

February 10, 2009 12:21 AM ET

Nepal made a historic shift in 2008 from a monarchy to a coalition-ruled democratic republic under the leadership of a former Maoist guerrilla. Journalists’ uncertainty about the ex-rebel leader’s newfound legitimacy was apparent as they struggled to find a way...

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Reporter arrested, 15 others flee

September 19, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 19, 2005— The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the arrest today of a reporter with Kantipur publications in the mid-western district of Dailekh from which 15 independent journalists fled after being harassed by the military for...

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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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A country silenced

April 28, 2005 12:00 AM ET

Nepal After the Coup...

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King urged to release journalists, lift crackdown

April 12, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Kathmandu, Nepal, April 12, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the government of Nepal to end the harassment and imprisonment of journalists and to repeal restrictions imposed on private media in the wake of King Gyanendra's February 1...

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