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Guest Blog: Press struggles against repressive government in Nepal

A democratically elected government led by the Communist Party of Nepal is doing its best to shackle the press through repressive laws. Nepali media outlets and journalists have thwarted the government’s several ill-intended moves so far, but they know the joy may not last longer. Nepal has undergone major political changes in a short span […]

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Proposed laws in Nepal would stifle press freedom

Lawmakers in Nepal should reconsider several proposed laws that would threaten media freedom in the country if passed in their current form, the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom said today. The four bills are the Advertisement Regulation Bill, the IT Bill, the Nepal […]

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Nepal publisher detained in corruption case

The International Press Institute (IPI) today called for the immediate release of prominent Nepali publisher, editor and columnist Kanak Mani Dixit, who was arrested by authorities on corruption charges Friday. Dixit, founder of the Kathmandu-based news magazine Himal Southasian, was taken from his home in Patan, Lalitpur district by some 20 police officers deployed by […]

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Journalism in post-earthquake Nepal: Q&A with Krishna Sapkota

The Nepal earthquake of April 2015, with a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale, was the deadliest in the country’s recorded history and caused massive destruction. More than 8,000 people were killed and tens of thousands were left injured, homeless and severely traumatized. The earthquake and its more than 120 major aftershocks – many […]

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