Journalism in Developing World: Nepal

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My presentation during a panel 'journalism in developing world' in Hamburg, Germany in 2013.

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Journalism in Developing World: Nepal

  1. 1. Journalism in Nepal Ujjwal Acharya International Academy of Journalism (Intajour) Alumni
  2. 2. Gopal Budhathoki Editor, Sanghu Weekly
  3. 3. Gopal Budhathoki Editor, Sanghu Weekly • On May 3, 2013, Nepal Govt awarded him for his 35 years’ of contribution in journalism • Was continuously threatened of his life over phone and Facebook for 10 days after publication of a story about corruption in an association working for indigenous rights • Calls received from Malaysia and Germany (+4915212081410)
  4. 4. Dekendra Thapa Journalist, murdered in 2004
  5. 5. Dekendra Thapa Journalist, murdered in 2004 • In July 2004, he was abducted & murdered by Maoists during conflict period • Remains of the body located after 4 years • Police arrested 5 among 8 accused in the murder in January 4, 2013 • Accused revealed: he was hung upside down, beaten for weeks before burying him alive
  6. 6. Dekendra Thapa Journalist, murdered in 2004 • Maoist Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai expressed grief over arrest of murderers • Journalists in region were threatened of life for writing / following up news of arrest • 22 journalists flee en masse on January 25 after cadres of ruling party Maoist threatened of 10 more lives after injuring 6 journalists in a scuffle • Returned home on 29 days after safety assurance
  7. 7. Journalism in Nepal • Legally, the optimum freedom possible! • Vibrant media – especially community radios • Continuous threats against journalists • State of Impunity
  8. 8. Thank you! @UjjwalAcharya

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