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24 July 2012 |

Journalist targeted by police in alleged murder plot

In an audio recording of a conversation, a police inspector can be heard ordering an attack on journalist Abadhes Kumar Jha.
24 July 2012 |

Journalist compensated after unfair dismissal

Ram Prasad Dahal believes that he was sacked in 2005 because of his political beliefs and opposition to the absolute power held by the Nepali monarchy at the time.
19 July 2012 |

Journalist threatened after publishing story about school fees, another assaulted

Raj Kumar Gole said he received a death threat after publishing a story about exorbitant fees that private schools are imposing on parents in Kavre district.
12 July 2012 |

Journalist threatened over critical reports on police

Mithilesh Yadav was threatened by a police constable over a news report about ongoing criminal activities such as beatings, abductions and explosions in Lahan.
10 July 2012 |

Media owner murdered

Santosh Gupta was found dead after travelling to Bihar, India to talk to someone about advertising at the Bindas FM station.
9 July 2012 |

Freedom Forum concerned over broadcasting royalty

Broadcasters will have to pay two percent of their income or 10 percent of their net profit in royalties.
3 July 2012 |

Editorial team threatened, printing press vandalised

The Nigarani daily has been closed since supporters of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) vandalised its printing press, disabling the operating and vacuum system.
19 June 2012 |

Journalist receives death threat; station questioned over TV programme

An unknown caller warned Arjun Bhattarai that he would be killed if he continued to carry out his journalistic work.
23 May 2012 |

Attacks on the press continue during NEFIN protests

FNJ recorded more attacks on the press during the second and third days of the three-day nationwide shutdown.
22 May 2012 |

FNJ condemns anti-press attacks during NEFIN's nationwide protests

FNJ condemns the government and the police administration who failed to prevent attacks on journalists and the vandalisation of press vehicles.
14 May 2012 |

Media threatened, some newspapers closed

The Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities recently threatened to boycott media outlets that negatively report on federalism.
10 May 2012 |

Journalists intimidated, harassed while covering protests

With the 27 May 2012 deadline for the constitution promulgation fast approaching in the country, individuals in various regions have mounted pressure programs in a bid to have their demands addressed in the new constitution.
17 April 2012 |

Editor and photojournalist receive death threat

Rajendra Adhikari and Bandu Raj Parajuli were threatened by a member of a workers' union after reporting on a transportation syndicate.
4 April 2012 |

Journalist murdered

Yadav Poudel died after succumbing to multiple injuries resulting from sharp weapons.
3 April 2012 |

Journalist receives death threat

Umesh Mehta was threatened after reporting on a local citizen's attempt to influence voters by inviting them to a feast.
27 March 2012 |

Editor receives death threat

Sashi Bichitra believes the threats may be linked to his reports on organised smuggling in Sarlahi district.
22 March 2012 |

Journalists assaulted

Five journalists were beaten and verbally assaulted when they tried to cover a public event involving a religious figure.
21 March 2012 |

Writer under threat; fears for safety

Kanak Mani Dixit is one of three leading figures to be facing implicit death threats after being declared "People's Enemies" by the ruling Maoist party.
16 March 2012 |

Journalists threatened by timber smugglers

The smugglers detained the journalists for two hours and threatened to kill them if they reported on the smuggling and deforestation.
9 March 2012 |

Freedom Forum condemns break-in at newspaper office, attack on journalists

Assailants broke into the office of the "Dristhi" paper and stole a hard disk containing all of the weekly's documents.

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