IFJ drive for Press freedom

Kathmandu, August 24:

To address comprehensive media repression by both the government and insurgents as stated in its fresh report, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is organising a Global Day for Press Freedom in Nepal on August 30. The IFJ is marking the day to express support and solidarity with the Nepali media. As part of the programme, IFJ has organised a signature campaign. The signatures will be presented at the upcoming UN General Assembly in New York.

The Defence of Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression in Nepal revealed that media rights have been eroded, if not completely abolished, in some areas through harassment, detentions and disappearances of journalists, restrictive policy and legislation, and censorship.

The report was prepared by a joint mission of 12 international agencies to Nepal.