FROM ISSUE #42 (11 MAY 2001 - 17 MAY 2001) | TABLE OF CONTENTS
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The power of the picture has come into public debate after government officials on World Press Freedom Day (3 May), asked photojournalists not to play up images that demoralise the police. Officials were reacting to pictures on the Maoist insurgency-sometimes gory-in newspapers. "What they don't realise is that pictures depicting Maoist violence undermine Maoist support," says Min Bajracharya, president of the newly formed Nepal National Forum of Photojournalists.