Instead of providing autonomy to Nepali media, the proposed Media Council Bill in Nepal will instead establish a government organ that could curtail press freedom.
Several journalists in Nepal were attacked, either while covering a protest by students or in connection with a news story.
A video of a satirical song uploaded on YouTube demanding good governance and an end to corruption in Nepal was withdrawn by the singer two days after its release.
The Committee to Protect Journalists says several provisions of Nepal’s new criminal code severely threaten freedom of the press, and is calling on Nepal’s government to repeal or amend them.
Several Nepali journalists have faced attacks and threats by police in recent weeks while covering clashes between police and demonstrators near the Parliament in Kathmandu.
Human Rights Watch letter to Prime Minister sets out top concerns
A new Freedom Forum documentary tackles media killings and impunity in Nepal.
Freedom Forum listed some of its concerns to the proposed media reform law in Nepal.
Freedom Forum expresses concern over the spate of attacks targeting election candidates, media persons and peaceful rallies and programs across Nepal.
Nayapatrika Daily reporters Umesh Poudel and Janardan Baral were issued threats of attack over the news the daily published about a networking business fraud.
Chakka Bahadur Malla, district correspondent for Image Channel TV, was arrested and was taken into custody by the police on 20 July 2017.
Several incidents of attacks against members of the press in Nepal were reported on 16 July 2017.
Anup Tiwari, a reporter with Radio Birgunj and Mountain TV, was attacked by a gang who accused him of writing negative stories about the Madhesi community.
A reporter for Nagarik daily, received a death threat after reporting on massive illegal deforestation in Lalitpur, Nepal.