FROM PRADEEP KAPHLE ON
CHALLENGES TO THE PRACTICE OF JOURNALISM IN NEPAL
31 December 2007
Media House attacked
Nepal Samacharpatra Daily's
branch office was attacked by unidentified people on 29 December 2007
at Biratnagar of Morang, an eastern district of Nepal.
to Shiva Bahadur Karki, president of Federation of Nepali Journalists,
Morang chapter, two unidentified persons on a motorbike exploded a bomb
in front of the office of Nepal Samacharpatra daily. However no one has
taken the responsibility of the explosion. No damage has been reported
at the daily's office. The blast was carried out during the
load-shedding period in the evening.
of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has condemned the incident and has urged
the government to probe the incident and punish the guilty. The
Federation has urged the government to improve security system and
provide security to the media.
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21 December 2007
Army officer threatens journalists
Sagar Shrestha, photojournalist
of "Naya Patrika daily", Rajesh
Gurung, photojournalist of "The Himalayan Times"
and journalists Khagendra Panta and Dipendra Kunwar were abused by army
personnel when they went to a suspected burial site in Shivapuri
National Park on 20 December at Kathmandu .
scribes along with the human rights activists were threatened by Lt.
Colonial Rajiv Shah when they reached the site to collect news.
According to Sagar Shrestha, Shah threatened them saying, "You people
are not true journalists. All of you are trying to conspire against the
army to defame it." Shah then abused the team with vulgar language and
also threatened them to bear consequences if they do not return
of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has condemned the incident. To create
obstacles in the way of collecting news from a person holding a
responsible post is a shameful act. No one should hinder journalists in
their work to inform people. The Federation has urged the government to
take action against the guilty and also to make sure that the similar
incident to not take place in the future.
14 December 2007
Prasad Paudel, editor and Prakash Chandra Bhattarai, assistant editor
of Lokbarni Weekly are receiving threats by the local leaders of
student union of CPN-UML from past few days at Tanahu, a western
district of Nepal.
to Pradeep Kaphle, president of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ),
Tanahu Chapter, journalists duo are receiving threats regarding the
news published on local newspapers. The news was about the bribery of
former central member of "All Nepal
National Free Student Union" who had received treatment fund showing
his name in the list of injured people in people's movement presenting
fake documents in Direction and Management Committee, Lalitpur.
has condemned the incident and said that nobody can threat journalists
on the basis of disseminated news. FNJ has urged government to take
strong action against the guilty and provide security to media persons.
Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ)
Media Village, Kathmandu, Nepal
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