CPJ slams arrest of journalists

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, April 22:

Committee to Protect Journalists, a New York-based organisation, has expressed concern over the "deteriorating" press freedom and harassment to and arrests of journalists in Nepal.

"We are alarmed at reports of attacks on our colleagues," stated CPJ in its release quoting its Executive Director Ann Cooper. It has called on the concerned authorities to "ensure that journalists can conduct their work freely."

"We also call on home minister Kamal Thapa to uphold his promise to investigate the use of force against journalists attempting to report the news," it said.