5 May 2006

Alert

One journalist released, two remain in custody


Incident details

Rajendra Gautam

journalist(s)

released

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(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders notes the release on 3 May 2006 of Rajendra Gautam, journalist on the weekly "Jeejibisa".

But Tej Narayan Sapkota of the weekly "Yojana" and Hom Prasad Basyal of the "Janadesh Weekly" remain in custody and the organisation calls for their immediate release.

Elsewhere, the Supreme Court has ruled that the government must allow Kantipur Television (KTV) to broadcast its programmes by satellite and all FM radio stations to broadcast news.

Meanwhile violence against reporters in the country has been continuing, with five journalists beaten by soldiers in Kathmandu on 5 May.



Source

Reporters Without Borders
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