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| Dec 30, 06 05:32 AM | Comments (2)

Show, Not Just Tell: Journalism with Skepticism

The public deserves little more than an undoubting and temporal press, says DHARMA ADHIKARI, so journalists need to be skeptical about the ongoing peace process.


| Dec 27, 06 09:02 AM | Comments (1)

Nepal's Social Movement Makes a Difference

Tracing the roots and the unsteady growth of social movements in Nepal, DEVENDRA RAJ PANDAY says civil society now has to see to it that the ongoing changes have their logical end.


| Dec 24, 06 12:17 AM | Comments (1)

The Merits of Meritocracy

Representative republicanism is inadequate, but meritocracy offers the best hope for expert and compassionate leadership as well as a condition of peace, prosperity and civilization, argues MANOJ K. MISHRA.


| Dec 20, 06 08:16 AM | Comments (0)

Blackmail by Maoists

While the Maoists might have legitimate concern over the appointment of the country's ambassadors, the decision of their cadres to leave the camps once again shows its determination to dictate the government of the day, says the Asian Centre for Human Rights .


| Dec 15, 06 01:25 PM | Comments (0)

Exacerbation if Elections Postponed: Intl Crisis Group

The Brussels-based International Crisis Group that works to prevent global conflicts, warns that the implementation of the recent political accord will not be straightforward, and there will be exacerbation if elections are postponed.


| Dec 13, 06 10:07 AM | Comments (1)

Nepal Most Dangerous Place for Children: HR Report

Nepal ranks after Bagladesh and Bhutan as the worst performer in human rights in 2006, according to SAARC Human Rights Report 2006, an HR index on South Asia's seven nations. The report brands Nepal as the "Most dangerous place for children."


| Dec 10, 06 08:53 PM | Comments (3)

Q & A: Mandira Sharma

Mandira Sharma MANDIRA SHARMA, one of the country's emerging human rights activists, who, on November 2, was recognized in New York by Human Rights Watch for her work, answers wide-ranging questions on HR issues as well as monitoring abuses.


| Dec 2, 06 11:42 AM | Comments (0)

"You-have-to-show-me-journalism" Needed in Nepal

Nepali journalists should exercise their power in the most responsible fashion, says JAMES MORIARTY, the US ambassador. He adds: A watchful, fair, you-have-to-show-me-journalism will be needed as media cover unfolding events in coming months.


| Dec 1, 06 05:25 PM | Comments (0)

UNSC Statement: Respond Positively and Expeditiously

The U.N. Security Council said Friday that the United Nations should respond positively and expeditiously to Nepal's request for assistance in the peace process.


| Dec 1, 06 01:01 AM | Comments (0)

After Peace Agreement, Time for Justice

It is important to show committment to the peace accord, but it is also important to address the abuses of the past to avoid repeating them in the future, says the New York-based Human Rights Watch.







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