Nepali Times Asian Paints
From The Nepali Press
Gag rule



Although the Indian press enjoys freedom, the same cannot be said for journalists in Darjeeling. The ones who print unflattering stories of politicians are constantly in. Mohan Lama of Himalaya Darpan says, "We have to be very careful in our reporting otherwise it will be difficult to survive. I have already received several threats." Five months ago, the offices of Silguri-based Sunchari, a Nepali daily, was bombed and the police have been unable to unearth who was responsible. A year ago, the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) banned the sale of Sunchari in Darjeeling, lifting it only after pressure from the Indian Press Council. Himalchuli and Abaj were also subjected to political biases. Journalist Rabin Giri says, "There is no press freedom at all. It's extremely difficult to get information from the government offices."



LATEST ISSUE
638
(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)


ADVERTISEMENT









himalkhabar.com            

NEPALI TIMES IS A PUBLICATION OF HIMALMEDIA PRIVATE LIMITED | ABOUT US | ADVERTISE | SUBSCRIPTION | PRIVACY POLICY | TERMS OF USE | CONTACT