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edited by Alastair Carthew and Simon Winkelmann

FIRST HALF OF 2013:

The fleeing of 22 journalists in relation to the reactivation of an eight-year-old murder case of a radio journalist; criticism of the arrest of five people from the ruling party by the Prime Minister; an attempt on the life of a journalist; threatening telephone calls and online messages to the editor of a weekly paper; the launch of a United Nations initiative to increase journalist safety; death threats against another journalist and court cases against a media group over its criticism of the courts. Nepal’s media landscape in the first half of 2013 contained varied elements.

In late January, the court in Deilekh began hearings over the alleged murder case of journalist Dekendra Raj Thapa in 2004. Thapa was allegedly killed by Maoist rebels who accused of spying for state security forces during the armed struggle between Maoists and the monarchy. In the lead up to the case, five men were arrested in connection to Thapa’s murder. Investigation of the case was frozen by the attorney general, but reopened after a write filed by the Democratic Lawyer’s Association and the Nepal Press Union.

The Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai criticised the arrest of the five men, leading to protests by journalists, in which six journalists were injured according to Freedom Forum, a Kathmandu based pro democracy organisation, and local news reports. Twenty two journalists then left the district after receiving death threats from members of the ruling party, but returned home after receiving assurances from the home minister. At least five media outlets halted operations after the journalists fled. Two dailies, Dhamaka and Hamro Tesro Aankha stopped printing and Sajha Pratibimba also suspended printing indefinately. Radio stations Radio Panchakoshi and Radio Dhruvatara went off air. Read more

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Print


The Kantipur Daily
Published: daily, since 1993
Language: Nepali
Market: Nationwide
Address: Kantipur Complex, Subidhanagar, Kathmandu
Telephone: +977 1 4480 100
Fax: +977 1 4466 320
E-Mail: corporate@kantipur.com.np
Website: http://www.kantipuronline.com
Publisher: Kantipur Publications Pvt. Ltd.



The Kathmandu Post
Published: daily, since 1993
Language: English
Market: Nationwide
Address: Kantipur Complex, Subidhanagar, Kathmandu
Telephone: +977 1 4480 100
Fax: +977 1 4466 320
E-Mail: corporate@kantipur.com.np
Website: http://www.ekantipur.com/tkp/
Publisher: Kantipur Publications Pvt. Ltd.



The Himalayan Times
Published: daily, since 2001
Language: English
Market: Nationwide
Address: APCA House, Baidya Khana Road, Anam Nagar, Kathmandu
Telephone: +977 1 4771 489, +977 1 4770 274
Fax: +977 1 4770 701, +977 1 4771 959
E-Mail: editorial@thehimalayantimes.com
Website: http://www.thehimalayantimes.com
Publisher: International Media Network Ltd.



Annapurna Post
Published: daily, since 1993
Language: Nepali
Market: Nationwide
Address: Apka House, Anam Nagar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone: +977 1 4770 629
Fax: +977 1 4770 701
E-Mail: editorial@annapost.com
Website: http://www.annapost.com
Publisher: News Media Private Limited



Naya Patrika
Published: daily, since 2007
Language: Nepali
Market: Nationwide
Address: Kamal Pokhari, Kathmandu
Telephone: +977 1 4413 890
Fax: +977 1 4413 836
Website: http://www.nayapatrika.com
Publisher: Naya Publishers Pvt. Ltd.



Gorakhapatra
Published: daily, since 1960
Language: Nepali
Market: Nationwide
Address: Dharmapath, Kathmandu
Telephone: +977 1 4244 437
Fax: +977 1 4221 748
Website: http://www.gorkhapatra.org.np
Publisher: Gorkhapatra Publications Ltd.



The Rising Nepal
Published: since 1969
Language: English
Market: Nationwide
Address: Dharmapath, Kathmandu
Telephone: +977 1 4244 435
Fax: +977 1 4225 407
Website: http://www.gorkhapatra.org.np
Publisher: Gorkhapatra Publications Ltd.



Nepal Samacharpatra
Published: daily, since 1995
Language: Nepali
Market: Nationwide
Address: Soaltee Mod, Kalimati, Kathmandu
Telephone: +977 1 4287 777
Fax: +977 1 4288 700
E-Mail: news@newsofnepal.com
Website: http://www.newsofnepal.com
Publisher: Kamana Publishers Group Pvt. Ltd.



Rajdhani
Published: daily, since 2001
Language: Nepali
Market: Nationwide
Address: Kupondole, Lalitpur
Telephone: +977 1 5546 300
Fax: +977 1 5011 594
Website: http://www.rajdhani.com.np
Publisher: Utsarga Publishers Pvt. Ltd.



Nepali Times
Published: weekly, since 2000
Language: English
Market: Nationwide
Address: Himalmedia Private Limited, G P O Box 7251, Kathmandu
Telephone: +977 1 5250 333, +977 1 5250845
Fax: +977 1 5251 013
E-Mail: editors@nepalitimes.com
Website: http://www.nepalitimes.com

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Online media


Arghakhanchi Online News of Nepal
Language: Nepalese
Address: Arghakhanchi.Com, Sandhikharka - 6, Pulchowk, Arghakhanchi, West Nepal
Telephone: +977 77 420785
Fax: +977 420785
E-Mail: meharsinghkc@sandhikharka.com
Website: http://www.arghakhanchi.com
Publisher: Mehar K.C Singh



News of Nepal
Online since: 2002
Language: Nepalese, English
Address: Kamana News Publications Pvt Ltd, Redcross Marg, Kalimati P.O. BOX : 2045 Kathmandu , Nepal
Telephone: +977 1 4287777
Fax: +977 1 4288700
E-Mail: pushkarlal@newsofnepal.com
Website: http://www.newsofnepal.com
Publisher: Kamana News Publications Pvt. Ltd.

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Television


Nepal Television
On air since: 1985
Language: Nepali/ English
Market: Nationwide
Address: P. O. Box 3826, Singh Durbar, Kathmandu
Telephone: +977 1 4 22-8134/-8447/-7290
Fax: +977 1 4 22 8312
Website: http://www.explorenepal.com/ntv



Kantipur Television
On air since: 2003
Market: Nationwide
Address: Kantipur Publications Pvt. Ltd., Kantipur Complex, Subidhanagar, Kathmandu
Telephone: +977 1 4480 100
Fax: + 977 1 4466 320
E-Mail: corporate@kantipur.com.np
Website: http://www.kantipurtv.com



Image Channel
On air since: 2002
Market: Nationwide and abroad
Address: P.O.Box: 5566, Panipokhari, Kathmandu
Telephone: +977 1 4006 555
Fax: +977 1 4427 262
E-Mail: ichannel@wlink.com.np
Website: http://imagechannels.com/



Channel Nepal
On air since: 2001
Language: Nepali/ English
Market: Nationwide and abroad
Address: Shanti Nagar, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu
Telephone: +977 1 4487-750/-751/-752
Fax: +9771 4437-325/-749/-362
E-Mail: info@spacetimenetwork.com
Website: http://www.channelnepal.com



Avenues TV
On air since: 2007
Language: Nepali
Market: Nationwide
Address: Avenues Plaza-11 Tirpureshwor, GPO 2806 City Kathmandu Country
Telephone: +977 1 4227 222, +977 1 4230 294
Fax: +977 1 4248 811, +977 14228 256
E-Mail: avenues@mos.com.np
Website: http://www.avenues.tv

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Radio


Kalika FM
On air since: 2002
Language: English
Market: Central Nepal
Address: Kalika FM Pvt. Ltd., Maharajgunj, Kathmandu
Telephone: +977 1 4372-344/-436
Fax: +977 1 4371 554
E-Mail: kalika@wlink.com.np
Website: http://www.kalikafm.com.np



Radio Nepal
On air since: 1951
Language: English/ Nepali
Market: Nationwide
Address: Government of Nepal, Ministry of Information & Communication, Radio Broadcasting Service (Radio Nepal), G.P.O. Box. No. 634, Singha Durbar, Kathmandu
Telephone: +977 1 4211 910
Fax: +977 1 4211 952
E-Mail: radio@engg.wlink.com.np
Website: http://radionepal.gov.np/



Hits FM
On air since: 1996
Language: English/ Nepali
Address: PO Box 21912, Baneshwor, Kathmandu
Telephone: +977 1 4780 534
E-Mail: mail@hitsfm.com.np
Website: http://www.hitsfm.com.np



Radio Sagarmatha
On air since: 1997
Language: Nepali, Newari, Maithali, Tamang
Market: Nationwide
Address: Bakundole, Lalitpur
Telephone: +977 1 5528 091, +977 1 5542 245
Fax: +977 1 5530 227
E-Mail: stationmanager@radiosagarmatha.org
Website: http://www.radiosagarmatha.org



Times FM
On air since: 2003
Language: Nepali, English
Market: Nationwide
Address: Chabahil, Kathmandu, GPO: 8975, EPC: 906
Telephone: +977 1 4481 471, +977 1 2074 502
Fax: +977 1 4481 471
E-Mail: info@timesfm906.com
Website: http://www.timesfm906.com



Maitri FM
Language: Nepali, ethnic languages
Market: Kathmandu Valley and further
Address: Lampate, Ravibhawan, Kathmandu
Telephone: +977 1 4672 500
Fax: +977 1 4672 294
Website: http://www.radiomaitri.com.np



Kantipur FM
On air since: 1998
Language: Nationwide
Address: Kantipur Publications Pvt. Ltd., Kantipur Complex, Subidhanagar, Kathmandu
Telephone: +977 1 4480 100
Fax: +977 1 4466 320
E-Mail: webmaster@kfm961.com
Website: http://www.radiokantipur.com

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News agencies


Rastriya Samachar Samiti, National News Agency (RSS)
Established: 1961
Language: English
Market: Nepal and abroad
Address: Bhadrakali Plaza, Kathmandu, PO Box. 220
Telephone: +977 1 4262 912, +977 1 4262 736
Fax: +977 1 4262 744
E-Mail: rss@mail.com.np, info@rss.com.np
Website: http://rssnepal.net/

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