Nepal: Media rights violations go unabated amid the COVID-19 lockdown

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Nepal: Home Ministry’s statements breach citizens’ right to free expression, peaceful protest

Freedom Forum has expressed alarm over two statements issued by the Home Ministry, asking the public not to speak on issues of public concern.

Nepal's newly appointed Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba (C) waves to journalists after winning a vote of confidence in Kathmandu, 18 July 2021, PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP via Getty Images

Nepal: ‘New government should address rights’

Human Rights Watch wrote a letter to Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba urging the new government to prioritize human rights protection and address impunity which had worsened in recent years.

Pedestrians walk past cinema posters in Kathmandu, Nepal, 6 June 2016, PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP via Getty Images

Nepal: Freedom Forum welcomes court decision acquitting comedian Pranesh Gautam

Comedian Pranesh Gautam was charged in 2019 and detained for eight days over a film review which allegedly insulted filmmakers and artists.