Thursday, December 1, 2005
Nepal's Supreme Court has ordered the Nepalese government to rescind its media ban, issued October 9th, on private radio stations which had reported news and other information, at least until the Court can consider a final adjudication. The government had argued that it needed sweeping restrictions on independent reporting of information, including its handling of rebel activities. Many journalists had been arrested and some are believed to be still in jail. Read more here.