Nava Raj Sharma

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Nepal

March 31, 2003 12:04 PM ET

Political turmoil and an intensified Maoist insurgency severely strained Nepal's young democracy and profoundly challenged the country's independent media. In November 2001, the government, then led by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, imposed a state of emergency, introduced a sweeping...

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CPJ condemns harassment of journalists by Maoist rebels

February 28, 2003 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 28, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns the recent harassment of two journalists by Maoist rebel forces in Nepal. In separate incidents, Maoist rebels have threatened journalists whose reporting criticized the "People's War." In mid-February, reporters...

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Ambika Timsina

December 12, 2002 3:42 PM ET

Timsina's corpse was found on December 12, 2002, about one kilometer (1.6 miles) from his house in eastern Nepal's Morang district, according to the Kathmandu-based Center for Human Rights and Democratic Studies. His body had bullet wounds.Timsina had worked for...

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CPJ CONDEMNS MURDER OF JOURNALIST BY MAOIST REBELS

August 26, 2002 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 26, 2002—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns the brutal murder by Maoist rebels of Nava Raj Sharma, editor of the Nepali-language weekly Kadam, published from Kalikot District in Nepal's remote Midwestern region. News of Sharma's murder...

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