An independent publisher released a memoir by movie director Woody Allen on Monday after it was dropped by another outlet following protests over a decades-old allegation that Allen molested his daughter.

Commemorating the king

January 20, 2020 08:48 am

Today is a special day in the United States of America but actually this same day should hold a very special importance throughout the world, including Nepal. It is a special occasion because it celebrates Dr Martin Luther King, the civil rights hero who sacrificed his life for freedom, justice and equity for all, especially for those citizens who were the descendants of African slaves, who for centuries, had their basic rights denied and for whom King fought a peaceful battle.

Better together

November 17, 2019 09:11 am

MADRID – Above all, Europe is freedom, peace, and progress. We must move forward with these values and make Europe the leading model of integration and social justice that protects its citizens. The Europe we aspire to, the Europe we need, the Europe we are building is based on democratic stability within member states and cannot accept the unilateral breach of its integrity. The Europe we admire has been built on the principle of overlapping identities and equality for all citizens, and on the rejection of nationalist ideologies and extremism.

Taste of freedom

November 16, 2019 17:00 pm

Circling on and on looking for one way out, Ending up tangled in the labyrinth made,

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: Eminent personalities from various South Asian countries have expressed their deep concerns over the ongoing tension in Jammu and Kashmir.

Why IT Bill matters to you

June 22, 2019 07:24 am

KATHMANDU, June 22: After the country promulgated its new constitution in 2015, the first in Nepal written by a constituent assembly, the list of fundamental rights grew to 31 from 24 in the interim constitution. Expectations were high that the people were about to enjoy greater freedom.

Let freedom rule

June 15, 2019 00:30 am

We cannot let the police to decide which expressions are criminal, which opinions are unsayable, which ideas are beyond humor or ridicule. It is the road to totalitarianism

When they said…

June 11, 2019 08:05 am

They said she should be beautiful and when she looked herself in mirror, she saw the power of a pretty face, long hair and alluring body.

SARLAHI, June 2: Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Baskota on Saturday claimed that FM stations in Nepal enjoy the freedom which no other country provides.

Free the press

May 23, 2019 01:30 am

Should the draft bill with provisions of harsh penalties and prison terms be passed, it will discourage professional journalism, while promoting servile psychology and self-censorship

Let the press be free

May 12, 2019 02:30 am

It’s becoming official: The government of K P Sharma Oli is turning hostile toward press. One after other press-related bill being registered or under deliberation in the parliament gives this impression.

Press and freedom

May 10, 2019 09:34 am

As we celebrated World Press Freedom Day on May 3, Nepal’s position in the World Press Freedom Index – an assessment of the entire eco-system in which journalists operate – remained unchanged at 106 out of a total of 180 countries.

Let’s be independent

May 8, 2019 19:00 pm

We seek our own independence in a foreign land!!! It’s a pity. As a youth, you are programmed to get back home by 8 PM, sober, and most importantly, free of any forms of intoxication. You have lost your freedom here.

KATHMANDU, April 23: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has urged the government not to arrest journalists and hamper their work at the workplace. FNJ, the umbrella organization of journalists across the country, complained that of late journalists were being arrested and their work obstructed at the workplaces.

Exploring the world of art

March 15, 2019 12:15 pm

Life of an artist seems surreal and enviable, right from the recognition s/he gets to all that freedom for creativity and opinion and, of course, their knack for turning anything into a wonderful play of colors and putting something beautiful and meaningful out into the world.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The Martyrs Week, during which the nation pays rich tributes to the known and unknown martyrs who sacrificed their life for the cause of the country and the people and their freedom, commenced from Thursday.

LAHAN, Dec 17: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Siraha chapter has decided to take action against the nonjournalists misusing the freedom of the press.

FINANCIAL FREEDOM

December 11, 2018 09:11 am

Bill Gates once said, “If you are born poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor it’s your mistake.” When I read this remarkable quote, I question myself what is the difference between rich and poor. In fact, if I am not wrong in my opinion, then one thing is clear; everyone wants that financial freedom in his/her life. Sadly, many people are not enjoying it in a decent manner. The reason is that they are fighting just for the sake of bread and butter in their daily lives rather than stepping out of their comfort zones. This narrow mind must be changed, if he/she wants to be financial free in life.

The Caged Free Bird

November 27, 2018 09:18 am

Oh! Poor, Oh! A caged little nestling Spreading his wings: the joy of freedom he surmises Of the gospel he is unaware, on isolation he cling  Wisely wizard withdrew him, wily unwise

In defense of porn

October 6, 2018 08:22 am

It was a love at first bite. The bite of freedom guaranteed by the internet. The freedom, more than the pornography.

KATHMANDU,Aug 24: Parliamentarians extended their support to a resolution motion against Violence Against Women (VAW) presented at the House of Representatives

Freedom

July 30, 2018 09:00 am

I asked to the dandelions, “Isn’t your life so free?

KATHMANDU, July 8: Minister for Information and Technology, Gokul Baskota said that the country needed to regulate social media and online portals through necessary laws.

Your lordship, our freedom

July 7, 2018 04:10 am

Yours truly probably has this problem that prevents him from looking beyond the immediate and into the future. Pity is, no expert can diagnose this problem of not being able to see the big picture and offer a cure. Hope powers that be will continue to forgive him for this shortsightedness and let him live on and do what he loves the most—writing tuffs like this one—with full knowledge that he is alive to this day because those powers have not yet decided that he should stop writing things that are in bad taste, once and for all.

RIYADH, June 24: Women in Saudi Arabia took to the roads at midnight on Sunday, ushering in the end of the world’s last ban on female drivers, long seen as an emblem of women’s repression in the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Amnesty International Nepal marked the World Press Freedom Day 2018 on Thursday voicing support to journalists and media-persons as human rights defenders.

KATHMANDU, May 3: A rally was taken out this morning to mark the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day 2018.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota has expressed high respect to all media workers who laid down their lives while doing professional journalism and practicing freedom of the press and of expression.

KATHMANDU, April 26: Nepal ranks second in South Asian countries in World Press Freedom Index of 2018. The World Press Freedom Index ranks 180 countries on indicators such as media independence, self-censorship, the rule of law, transparency and abuses.

KATHMANDU, March 31: President Bidya Devi Bhandari today viewed that the state should honor the freedom fighters, who contributed to various political changes.

Freedom fighter Upadhyay passes way

February 27, 2018 13:11 pm

DANG, Feb 27: Freedom fighter and educationist Iswori Prasad Upadhyay passed away on Monday. He was 93.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Nepal Telecom has come up with a special offer, 'freedom pack', for its customers on the occasion of the Democracy Day that is observed on Fagun 7 every year.

DANG, Jan 16: The people of the indigenous Tharu community have come a long way from a modest history of farm slaves. They wanted to be freed from the cruel slavery. “We could not even speak,” said Ram Prasad Chaudhary, a Tharu leader of Dang, referring to the condition of his people about two decades ago.

DANG, Jan 16: The people of the indigenous Tharu community have come a long way from a modest history of farm slaves. They wanted to be freed from the cruel slavery. “We could not even speak,” said Ram Prasad Chaudhary, a Tharu leader of Dang, referring to the condition of his people about two decades earlier.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12:  Dr Govinda KC is the first to be released after being accused by our judiciary and even after admitting in court to criticizing the chief justice and his decision.

Freedom Forum launches RTI Nepal App

December 28, 2017 18:52 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Freedom Forum has launched a 'Right to Information (RTI) Nepal Mobile App', first of its kind from the civil society organization in Nepal.

Fourty nine–year- old Lakhpa Dorjee Tamang lives in Indrachowk and works as a porter. He is originally from Rasuwa. Thirty years ago Lakhpa came to the city of his  dreams—Kathmandu--with an aim to do business and earn his living.

KATHMANDU: "Citizens need facts, not fake news and propaganda. Most of all they need reliable media working in a transparent and ethical way to give them the information they need to make a democracy work." This is a famous quote from Aidan White, Director of the Ethical Journalism Network.

Freedom of Speech

July 30, 2017 10:16 am

Baliram Yadav 6th Semester Freedom of speech is about speaking what you want without being criticized. Even a five-year-old should be allowed to speak what s/he thinks. Although the national statute ensures freedom of speech, people don’t usually initiate a conversation or argue, especially when in mass. However, we can see that people will support or join someone who speaks. I’m the first of my family to pursue bachelor’s degree, but even I struggle to voice my ideas among my family members. I struggle to convince my parents to try something new. Instead of blaming the government for everything, I think we should start speaking and connecting with more people to make our voices heard. Our opinion can reach a mass if we socialize more.

NEW DELHI, July 13: New India cricket coach Ravi Shastri plans to adopt a more hands-off approach to the role than his predecessor Anil Kumble, with the 55-year-old saying he has no intention of trying to act as a tutor the players.

KATHMANDU, July 6: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that democracy without press freedom cannot be imaged.

KATHMANDU, JUNE 11: Amnesty International (AI) has accused Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of toying with the lives of thousands of Gulf residents as part of their dispute with Qatar, splitting up families and destroying peoples' livelihoods and education.

Where media freedom levels are lowest

KATHMANDU, May 4: As many as 70 incidents of press freedom violations were recorded in a year from May 2016 to April 2017 by the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) in Nepal which signaled that the status of press freedom is still at stake.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Nepal saw relatively improved atmosphere for press freedom resulting in significant decline on number of intimidation against media and media persons, according to a report published by Freedom Forum on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) this morning took out a rally to mark the World Press Freedom Day 2017.

Four freedom fighters feted

December 17, 2016 14:25 pm

LALITPUR, Dec 17: The Ganeshman Singh Foundation here today honored four freedom fighters for their notable contributions for the establishment of democracy in the country.

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA., Nov 27: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Saturday that his administration would "do all it can" once he takes office on Jan. 20 to help increase freedom and prosperity for Cuban people after the death of Fidel Castro.

KARACHI, Oct 16: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said, “We want freedom from politics of language in Karachi” while addressing a rally in Karachi on Sunday to pay rich tribute to the victims of the 2007 Karsaz attack.

KASHMIR, Oct 10: Pakistan Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday (today) said India was “sadly mistaken” to equate freedom fighters with terrorists and vowed Pakistan’s continued support to Kashmir cause.