Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ)
Articles by Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ)

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.

An Indian photojournalist lights a candle during a vigil for ten Afghan journalists who were killed in a targeted suicide bombing and on the eve of World Press Freedom Day in Kolkata, 2 May 2018, DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images

The report documents the state of press freedom across South Asia.

26 year old Pakistani journalist Zeenat Shahzadi was kidnapped off the streets of Lahore in August 2015. , Facebook

Journalist Zeenat Shahzadi was recently recovered from a kidnapping. Rather than releasing her to her family, the Pakistani government is arbitrarily holding her in custody.

Link to: Journalist Chakka Bahadur Malla arrested in west Nepal

Chakka Bahadur Malla, district correspondent for Image Channel TV, was arrested and was taken into custody by the police on 20 July 2017.

Kem Ley, 4 June, 2016, AP/ASSOCIATED PRESS

On the one-year anniversary of the death of popular Cambodian activist Kem Ley, civil society organisations from around the world reiterated their call for an independent inquiry.

December: World authors campaign to release Chinese writers; relative calm in Nepal’s media; targeted killings in Philippines and Burma; recognition of digital journalists in Hong Kong.

In this 29 April 2016 file photo, then presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte answers questions from the media in Manila, AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File

Facebook takedowns, digital rights in Nepal, attacks on the media, Tiananmen censorship, a landmark act in Sri Lanka and much more in this month’s regional round-up.

Link to: Three journalists arrested in three weeks in Nepal

The IFJ joins its affiliate the FNJ in expressing serious concerns over the arrests of several journalists in recent weeks in Nepal.