Proposed ‘Media Council Bill’ could curtail press freedom in Nepal
Recent articles in Nepal
Janki Mandir (temple) in Janakpur, Nepal, 2 November 2012, By Abhishek Dutta ( - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Several journalists in Nepal were attacked, either while covering a protest by students or in connection with a news story.

Activists take part in an anti-corruption protest condemning the actions of the government and political parties, in Kathmandu, Nepal, 14 February 2014, PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images

A video of a satirical song uploaded on YouTube demanding good governance and an end to corruption in Nepal was withdrawn by the singer two days after its release.

A man reads a newspaper early in the morning after his prayer at a temple on Nepali New Year Day, in Kathmandu, 14 April 2018, Sunil Pradhan/NurPhoto via Getty Images

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.