Mission condemns

Kathmandu, January 31:

The International Mission on Press Freedom and Free Expression in Nepal has condemned the persistent repression of the media and the increasing crackdown on freedom of expression in Nepal.

“Nepal’s journalists have been confronted with an autocratic regime for the past 365 days. We hereby announce our collective intention for a follow-up mission to Nepal in March,” read a press statement issued by the mission here today. The statement was issued on the eve of the first anniversary of the royal takeover. The mission registered many cases of arrest, attacks on and threats to journalists.