KATHMANDU, Oct 6: Senior journalist Rajendra Dev Acharya has passed away on Sunday morning.

Journalist pleads for his safety

October 4, 2019 07:01 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Ajaya Babu Shiwakoti, the editor of online news website Hamra Kura, whose exclusive story about rape allegation prompted resignation of Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has pleaded for his safety amid alleged threats from unidentified callers.

Playing with words

September 13, 2019 11:44 am

Anand Vijay Gurung says he is a full time communication specialist and a part time writer but that hasn’t stopped him for pursing writing whenever he can. He recently published an anthology of poems titled ‘Dandelion Snow’ and his poetry has been published in many leading newspapers and magazines in Nepal. As a journalist, he has worked for various media houses in the past and that, Gurung says, fueled his love for reading and writing. Here, with The Week’s Situ Manandhar, he talks about the books he loves and his writing journey thus far.

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: Police on Thursday arrested three persons including Rabi Lamicchane, a television presenter, in connection with an apparent suicide of journalist Shalikram Pudasaini.

Nepali actor, Karma is all set to feature in the upcoming psychological thriller movie, ‘Shatkon’. He will portray the role of a journalist.

Journalist Rauniyar to be honored

July 27, 2019 10:15 am

KATHMANDU, July 27: 'National Education Journalism Prize-2075' is to be presented to Nagarik Daily Journalist Ruby Rauniyar.

KATHMANDU, July 5: A report released by Geneva-based Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) has stated that 38 journalists were killed in 20 countries from January to June this year.

Justice for journalists

June 23, 2019 00:25 am

AMSTERDAM – It has been more than eight months since Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist and critic of his home country’s government who had been living in self-exile, was tortured, killed, and dismembered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. As the Saudis bent over backward to obscure the truth about Khashoggi’s fate, Turkey launched an investigation. As expected, not much has come of it.

GENEVA/RIYADH, June 20: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior officials should be investigated over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi given credible evidence against them, a U.N. rights investigator said on Wednesday.

SURKHET, June 12: Journalist Nanda Bahadur Gelang died on the spot when a tipper hit him at Lode of Bheriganga Municipality-8 in Surkhet district today noon.

KATHMANDU, June 8: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) formed a human chain in the capital to protest the Media Council Bill tabled at Parliament.

SYDNEY, June 6: Australian journalists could face jail for holding classified information, authorities and lawmakers said on Thursday, as police appeared to broaden the scope of their investigation after raids on two media organizations.

KATHMANDU, May 25: Journalist and mountaineer Kalpana Maharjan has become the first woman journalist to climb the world’s highest peak Mount Everest from both the north and the south sides.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

May 18, 2019 19:00 pm

The week in pictures for the week March 12-March 18.

KATHMANDU, May 18: Journalists across the country staged protest against the Media Council Bill on Friday saying that the bill squeezes independent media and press freedom.

MEXICO, May 17: A journalist was murdered in a resort town on Mexico's Caribbean coast Thursday after receiving death threats, authorities said, the fifth reporter slain this year in one of the most dangerous countries for the press.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Anup Raj Sharma has said journalists are still working under different types of threat in the country.

LONDONDERRY (Reuters) - Two men have been arrested in Northern Ireland over the killing of a journalist during a riot, police said, with politicians calling for calm after the shooting added to concerns about the stability of the region’s 21-year-old peace deal.

BELFAST, April 19: An off-duty journalist was killed after shots were fired during rioting in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry overnight, in what police on Friday said was likely the work of militant nationalists opposed to the British region’s 1998 peace deal.

KATHMANDU, April 17: Federation of Nepali Journalists, the umbrella organization of the Nepali journalists, has announced fresh protest programs demanding the immediate release of Pokhara-based journalist Arjun Giri who was arrested earlier this week.

SARLAHI, March 18: Journalists of Sarlahi on Sunday staged a sit-in in front of the District Administration Office (DAO) demanding that the culprits involved in the thrashing of Som Diyali, the station manager of Radio Sarlahi, Harion, be booked soon.

FNJ condemns attack on journalist

February 12, 2019 19:15 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: The Federation of Nepali Journalists has condemned the attack against Radio Sarlahi Station Manager Som Diyali.

TEHRAN, Jan 20: Press TV anchor Marzieh Hashemi was arrested in the U.S. for her advocacy of African Americans, says a petition on change.org under the headline “FREE MARZIEH HASHEMI - American Citizen- Journalist”. crimes.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Corporate Province Committee of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has appealed to one and all to extend financial assistance for journalist Arjun Subedi, who has been undergoing treatment for a liver-related ailment.

DEC 26: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

December 26, 2018 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

TUNIS, Tunisia, Dec 26:  Protests erupted Tuesday in Tunisia after the death of a journalist who set himself on fire to protest economic problems in the North African nation, prompting clashes with police and nationwide concern.

Dec 19: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

December 19, 2018 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: Kathmandu based journalist, Khilak Budhathoki was felicitated by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City. Budhathoki was felicitated with Rs 50,000 during the 24th establishment anniversary program organized in the capital.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada has said the journalists' pen should flow the causes of good governance and development.

CARACAS, Dec 4: Mexican police report 2018’s tenth journalist assassinated with the death of Jesus Alejandro Marquez Jimenez whose body was found in Tepic Saturday.

WASHINGTON, Nov 17: U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S. official said Friday. The Saudi government has denied the claim.

Writer Aswini Koirala honored in Japan

November 13, 2018 09:56 am

Nepali writer and journalist, Aswini Koirala was recently honored in Japan for his outstanding contribution in the field of Nepali literature and journalism. He was felicitated at the International Nepali Haiku Convention 2018. The program was jointly organized by World Haiku Organization, International Nepali Literary Society and Japan Chapter in Nepali Embassy, Japan, as per the press statement released by Koirala.

Cartoonist Pandey bereaved of his father

November 12, 2018 04:30 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Journalist and cartoonist of Republica Daily Dewen Pandey has been bereaved of his father. His 72-year-old father Rudra Pandey passed away at 6 am on Sunday while undergoing treatment at Venus Hospital.

UNITED STATES, Nov 10: Umesh Rai, the brother-in -law of Paruhang Rai assualted Lokmani Rai, a journalist based in New York, in the vengeance of writing news. Paruhang Rai is the chief assitant of Chief Minister Sherdhan Rai of Province 1.

DOTI, Oct 22: The whereabouts of local journalist Tej Bahadur Khadka ‘Teju’ are still not known almost two months since he went missing from a religious fair at Budhinanda of Bajura district.

ISTANBUL, Oct 19: A Turkish official said Friday that investigators are looking into the possibility that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s remains may have been taken to a forest on the outskirts of Istanbul or to another city — if and after he was killed in Istanbul earlier this month. Ankara’s top diplomat, meanwhile, denied sharing any audio from the Saudi consulate with U.S. officials.

ISTANBUL, Oct 18: A man who previously traveled with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s entourage to the United States entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul just before writer Jamal Khashoggi vanished there, according to images published Thursday by a pro-government Turkish newspaper.

PARIS, Oct 18: France’s finance minister has canceled his attendance at an upcoming investment conference in Saudi Arabia amid doubts over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

RIYADH/ISTANBUL, Oct 16: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Riyadh on Tuesday to discuss the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi with the king and crown prince, after President Donald Trump speculated “rogue killers” may be responsible.

LONDON, Oct 8: Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi dissident, met two friends for lunch last Monday in London to discuss a newspaper column he had drafted lamenting the lack of free speech in the Arab world. “Everyone is fearful,” he wrote.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: The government has decided to increase the minimum salary of journalists by 25 percent to be effective from October 18.

MORANG, Sept. 27: In the wake of the eighth district convention of Nepal Press Union Morang chapter, a total of 42 members of the Press Union have called it quits on Wednesday following the internal feuds in the organization. The eight district convention is taking place on Friday.

5 things about Bhisan Rai

September 10, 2018 09:27 am

Known for his contribution as a journalist, documentarian and assistant film-maker, Bhisan Rai is preparing for the bigger leagues with his directorial debut ‘Purano Bullet’. Along with garnering experiences from feature films like 'Blind Rocks', and 'Johnny Gentleman', he has also appeared amid the Nepali mass as the publisher of a photonovel, 'Wifi Love'.  In conversation with My City’s Sonam Lama, Rai revealed the lesser-known facts about him.

JHAPA, July 20: A journalist and litterateur of Jhapa district, Gopi Krishna Khanal, died in a road accident.

KATHMANDU, June 7: Nepal Press Union (NPU) – a media trade union of democrat journalists – has strongly condemned an incident of threat and mental torture meted out to journalist over the coverage of news in hamrakura.com – an online news portal.

MUMBAI, May 3: A special court in Mumbai today sentenced Chhota Rajan to life in prison in the seven-year-old J Dey murder case. Jigna Vora, a journalist, was acquitted by the court earlier today.

KABUL, April 30: A coordinated double suicide bombing hit central Kabul on Monday morning, killing at least seven people, including a journalist, and wounding 20, officials said.

RAMPUR, March 15: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Palpa district working committee member and a journalist serving Radio Muktinath, Churamani Neupane, passed away.

Feb 27: A Slovak investigative journalist and his partner have been murdered in a suspected assassination linked to the journalist's work.

Journalist imposter nabbed for stealing

February 8, 2018 11:11 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: Police has arrested a man who stole people's belongings in the guise of a journalist.