Collateral Damage: A Reporter Lost His Job

By Dinesh Wagle on August 5th, 2005 in Wagle Street Journal Nepal One TV, an Indian channel, has fired a reporter who famously scooped a live fighting between the Army and the Maoists nearly 9 months ago. The reporter complains that the network did dirty bargain with authorities to resume its service banned in NepalContinue reading “Collateral Damage: A Reporter Lost His Job”

The Real Cross Fire: Nepali Case

By Dinesh Wagle on August 2nd, 2005 in Wagle Street Journal Two heartbreaking stories from today’s Nepali society: “You Don’t Belong Here. Go to [king] Gyanendra’s Country.” A protestor from an anti-RCCC rally in New Baneshowr, Kathmandu this afternoon. Another photo is also from the same rally. All pics by Wagle. Before I talk aboutContinue reading “The Real Cross Fire: Nepali Case”

Rising Voice of Republicanism

By Dinesh Wagle on July 28th, 2005 in Wagle Street Journal Are Nepalis slowly turning toward a republic Nepal? From Left: Kanak Mani Dixit, Dr. Devendra Raj Pandey, Krishna Pahadi and Dr. Mahesh Maskey. Pic by Wagle. It seems many in Nepal are republican. Everywhere, the voice of republicanism has been dominating: From the streetContinue reading “Rising Voice of Republicanism”

Narayan Wagle: A Novelist is Born with Palpasa Café

By Dinesh Wagle on July 16th, 2005 in Wagle Street Journal Narayan Wagle, Nepal’s top journalist, brings out his first fictional creation: Palpasa Cafe Pic by Bikas Rauniar. Other pics by Wagle. UWB has been authorised to sell the book outside Nepal. Support UWB by buying the book. (To buy the book, click on theContinue reading “Narayan Wagle: A Novelist is Born with Palpasa Café”

Really. Cursed Commission Crashed

By Dinesh Wagle on June 27th, 2005 in Wagle Street Journal Acquitted from one graft charge, Nepal’s ex-PM continues struggling with another The moment I heard the news about former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s acquittal form a charge related to the distribution of money to internally displaced citizens from the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund,Continue reading “Really. Cursed Commission Crashed”

Rallying to Keep the Issue Alive

By Dinesh Wagle on June 26th, 2005 in Wagle Street Journal Press Freedom for Democracy Nepali journalists think that nationwide rallies will help keep the issue of democracy and press freedom alive An American reporter asked me this morning about the journalists’ ongoing agitation against autocracy in Nepal. “I’m wondering if journalists feel, now moreContinue reading “Rallying to Keep the Issue Alive”