“Both sides of the (Nepali civil war) conflict committed abuses against press freedom during the civil war but promised to respect freedom of expression after the peace agreement. Yet many atrocities committed during the war remain un-investigated, and attacks on journalists continue with impunity.”
The Committee to Protect Journalists latest report, following the murder of Nepal FM journalist Shah in the central Bara District and subsequent trail, illustrates journalist safety is an ongoing concern in the Himalayan nation. With the constitution negotiations coming to a head and other political uncertainties it is important journalists working in Nepal can work safely. The country is walking a tightrope and critical, in-depth journalism is essential to a good out come for the population not just Maoist insiders and other invested parties.