Saturday, February 20, 2010

Nepalese media under pressure

Journalists in Nepal who are supposed to cover the news are becoming the news themselves.

That's the claim of Kunda Dixit writing a guest blog at CPJ.

The latest threats have been directed at Nepal’s largest media company, the Kantipur group, for reporting on police investigations into the murder of media tycoon Jamim Shah on February 8. Shah was gunned down in broad daylight in a heavily guarded part of Kathmandu by assassins on motorcycles who blocked his SUV and fired on him in the front passenger seat.

Since starting its move from monarchy to democracy,four journalists have been killed or disappeared in the last three years.

Jamin Shah was the chairman of the Nepalese television station and satellite network Space Time Network.

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