Two journalists sacked by government radio station

first_img Follow the news on Nepal May 17, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts NepalAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story News Organisation May 26, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists sacked by government radio station center_img News News June 8, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders protested today at the unjustified dismissal of two journalists of the state-owned Radio Nepal, Murari Kumar Sharma and Uttam Hamal, and accused the government of trying stifle all criticism of the authorities.It called on information and communications minister Ramesh Nath Pandey to give them their jobs back and stop interfering with the staff of government media. The two journalists, who have worked for the radio for eight years, were sacked on 22 May for broadcasting reports about a peaceful protest movement by five opposition parties. Station chief Silendra Raj Sharma had received a letter from the minister asking him to dismiss them immediately.Both journalists are top officials of the Nepal Press Union, one of the country’s main media organisations. The government has often attacked the union’s members in recent years because of its pro-democracy positions. to go further NepalAsia – Pacific News RSF_en May 29, 2019 Find out morelast_img

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