Nepal - Alerts
Questions about who committed Arun Singhaniya's murder and why remain unanswered, and his family, which lives in fear, is increasingly desperate to see the case solved.
Rupa Sharma "Neha" received the threat over her coverage of women's issues in a magazine.
The government issued directives to ministries and civil servants listing 140 categories of information that should not be given to news media, civil society organisations or members of the public.
The journalists wore black armbands to symbolise their protest against the recent classification of information by the government.
A member of the Constituent Assembly warned a journalist and camera operator that their safety could not be taken for granted if they continued to report on him.
In separate incidents, protesting students burned copies of "Nagarik" newspaper and several journalists were threatened with physical aggression.
Members of organisations affiliated to Madhes-based parties set fire to copies of "Kantipur Daily" over an article published in the daily.
A reporter with the local Bheri FM, Tirtha Jaishee, was beaten up and robbed by an unknown gang while he was on his way to the station's office.
Journalist Heman Yatri was assaulted due to his reporting on a domestic violence case.
Reporter Madhu Jung Pandey was covering a nationwide general strike called to protest the death of Shiva Poudel, President of the Tarun Dal organisation's wing in Chitwan District.
Freedom Forum has learned that the prime minister is under pressure to grant political amnesty to the UCPN-Maoist cadres accused of killing Dekendra Thapa in 2004.
A cadre from the ruling UCPN-Maoist in Dailekh district threatened to kill Govinda KC over a news story he wrote about a troubled local woman in the December 10 issue of the paper.
ARTICLE 19 condemns the Nepali government's decision not to renew the mandate of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, fearing that the free expression situation will be far worse if the watchdog leaves.
Two men who attacked the Sankhuwasabha-based reporter, Kishor Budhathoki, have been given a five-year jail term.
The "Nigarani Dotcom" office was vandalised by a group of students along with two teachers who were angered over a report published in the paper.
Manchhiring Tamang, editor of the "Everest Time Monthly" and "Employment News Daily", was covering a meeting when he was attacked.
The gang went looking for Sher Bahadur KC after he published a news report on the arrest of a man on the police's Most Wanted list.
Sushil Pokhrel received death threats over an article he published regarding unsystematic town planning in Pyuthan.
Arjun Shrestha said two Sitaram Milk employees arrived at his home in Koteshwor, Kathmandu and said, "We will finish you off because your news about Sitaram Milk will ruin our business."
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19 September 2011 | Nepal
The suspects are facing five to 15 years' imprisonment if convicted for their attack on journalist Kishor Budhathoki.