Update: The CPN-UML boycotted a scheduled meeting of the political coordination committee, which was supposed to be attended by Prime Minister Puspa Kamal Dahal, as a mark of protest against the Maoist attack on Himalmedia Pvt Ltd on Sunday. The UML also issued a statement condemning the Maoists for “brutal attack” on Himalmedia. Former CPN-UMLContinue reading “Maoist, the Party of Prime Minister, Attacks Himalmedia, the Newspaper House”
The Maoist communists today admitted that they killing journalist Birendra Sah after abducting him. The CPN Maoist today admitted that their cadres killed Bara-district journalist Birendra Sah. Unveiling the report of the high-level committee it had formed to probe into the case, the Maoists have also expressed commitment to give all possible support to theContinue reading “Yes, Comrades Did It. Maoists Say They Killed Birendra Sah”
Update: In a separate agitation program today, police detained over 35 journalists from the southern gate of Singha Durbar, the central administrative block as some scribes were protesting against the recent Maoist attack on the press. Demanding reinstatement of 49 scribes who were sacked from state-owned Gorakhapatra, press freedom, among other, the journalists were stagingContinue reading “Nepal Press Freedom Update: Papers Back on Stands, Maoists Back Off, Editors Unite”
…because of the Maoist disruption in the production of the newspaper. UWB reproduces the full text of a notice issued by the Himalayan Times and Annapurna Post (published in today’s edition of Kantipur and the Kathmandu Post): YCL Threat to Kantipur Journalist: Hari Bahadur Thapa, Chief Reporter at Kantipur, nation’s largest and most influential newspaper,Continue reading “A Notice That Wasn't Printed in the Himalayan Times….”
The Maoist minister is trying to turn the state-owned publishing house a Maoist recruitment center The other day, Gorkhapatra Corporation, the government owned publisher of dailies Gorkhapatra and the Rising Nepal, refused to renew the contract of 49 journalists, rendering them instantly jobless. Of the 49 working journalists, many were appointed during King Gyanendra’s directContinue reading “Jobless Journos of Gorkhapatra”
UWB is strongly against protest programs in newspapers and media house that aim at stopping the newspapers from reaching to the public. To stop a newspaper from being circulated, like in the photo, is a crime against free society. Workers stop the circulation of the Himalayan Times. Pic via THT The protesters in APCA House,Continue reading “Maoist Madness in The Himalayan Times”
Nepali journalists on solidarity show in Kathmandu More than 200 hundreds of journalists gathered at Maitighar, Kathmandu today showing solidarity for press freedom. Members of International Mission to study Nepal’s media situation too participated in the show. Stop control over the press, restore press freedom: the banners reads.