Nepal - Alerts
14 September 2011 | Nepal
Narendra Nath Yogi, editor of the "Karnali Sandesh" weekly, received a threatening phone call after publishing an article about a dispute between two local organisations.
12 September 2011 | Nepal
Paras Timsina was held by unknown assailants who warned him that he would be killed if he reported on the abduction.
Nine unidentified people barged into the "Naya Patrika" office at 10:30am, cut the telephone wire, smashed a computer and broke an editor's desk, all in retaliation for a crime story the paper had recently published.
Bikash Rai confessed to his involvement in an attack on journalist Kishor Budhathoki.
Khagendra Basnet, a distributor for the daily "Nigarani" newspaper, was accosted and warned that the paper's offices would be burned down.
The incident took place while Susilbabu Shrestha was covering a story about discussions between Moaist factions regarding a food transportation contract.
Gambhira Sahani threatened to kill journalist Bikash Agrawal because of a news story he published in "Bypass", a local daily.
At a gathering in Biratnagar, YAN chairman Mahesh Basnet said, "The day a new constitution is drafted in our favour, we will close down 'Nagarik News' and send its editor, Narayan Wagle, to jail."
Kishor Budathoki sustained a serious injury to his head and is currently undergoing treatment at Noble Hospital in Biratnagar.
An underground armed group posted a threatening message to Santosh Yadav on a Facebook page.
The case filed by the victim's wife in 2007 was withdrawn by the then UCPN-Maoist government in 2009, under the guise that the case was of a political nature.
A person representing a financial institution warned editor Krishna Gautam to only write positive stories about the institution or face the consequences.
Two individuals believed to have carried out the attack on journalist Khilanath Dhakal have been remanded in custody, while the alleged mastermind is still at large.
Uday Singh Shrestha received a death threat from a trader who said the story jeopardised his business.
The police had received information that the prime suspect in the attack on journalist Khilanath Dhakal was being interviewed at Saptakoshi FM.
Bijay Chauhan, the publisher of the daily "Ankush", received a death threat in connection with a story about transactions involving counterfeit Indian currency.
Singh, a radio journalist who reported mainly on women's rights issues and spoke out against the dowry system, was hacked to death in January 2009 in Janakpur.
Members of the Youth Force were angered by the journalist's coverage of an attack by the group on a police team.
With the court decision, a bold step has been taken by the state authority to put an end to the culture of impunity in the country and promote press freedom, said Freedom Forum.
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In one incident, a police official assaulted a group of journalists who were reporting on the abduction of an American citizen.