Click here to read the letter to Prime Minister Bhattarai
“This is a hugely important case,” said CLD Executive Director Toby Mendel. “While we respect the formal terms of the peace agreement, it has been six years since the agreement was signed and the truth commission has yet to be established. It would simply not be acceptable to halt an investigation into the murder of a journalist on the basis that it should be referred to the truth commission.”
Attacks on journalists and a prevailing climate of impunity have been one of the key foci of the International Media Mission to Nepal (IMM). The other has been legal and policy reform. The IMM visited Nepal in February 2012 and has since been engaged in various forms of support for freedom of expression in the country, working with our local partners, in particular the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ).
Click here for the Joint Statement issued by the IMM at the end of its February mission.
Click here for detailed comments by the IMM on the constitutional proposals affecting freedom of expression and the media.