KANTIPUR PUBLICATIONS PVT. LTD. (Nepali : कान्तिपुर
पब्लिकेशन्स प्रा. लि.) is a media
firm based in
* 1 History
* 1.1 Trouble with Maoists
* 2 Properties
* 2.1 Newspapers and magazines * 2.2 Notable Staff (past and present) * 2.3 Broadcasting
* 3 References * 4 External links
In February 1993, exactly two years after Nepal’s constitution was
amended to permit a free press, Kantipur and The
In fact, it was a phase when the print media in the private sector not only succeeded in acquiring credibility -a tag that until then was monopolized by the government owned Gorkhapatra and the Rising Nepal-but also promoted professionalism in journalism to a great extent attracting talents to join in.
The massacre of the royal family in June 2001 prompted the first crisis between Kantipur Publications and the government. Two directors of Kantipur Mr Binod Raj Gyawali and Kailash Sirohiya were arrested and charged with "sedition" after publishing comments by a Maoist leader about the death of King Birendra .
The proclamation of a state of emergency on November 26, 2001, by King Gyanendra under the direction of then Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba suspended the press freedom guaranteed by the country’s Constitution a decade earlier. Police began a wave of repression: more than fifty journalists were arrested, many publications were banned outright.
Following a February 1, 2005 royal coup by King Gyanendra , Kantipur
Publications operated under tighter restrictions. Journalists
In March 2005, Narayan Wagle , editor in chief of Kantipur, was held for questioning by police on suspicion of criticizing the king in print.
During the 2006 uprising, Kantipur Publications continued operations despite increased crackdowns by the monarchy on private media.
TROUBLE WITH MAOISTS
Kantipur Publications faced pressure from Maoist-aligned
organizations such as Young Communist League and the All
NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES
* Kantipur - Daily newspaper, circulation 3,60,000 - the most widely
read newspaper in Nepal.
NOTABLE STAFF (PAST AND PRESENT)
* Narayan Wagle * Sudheer Sharma * Deepak Adhikari * Prashant Aryal * Krishna Jwala Devkota * Vijay Kumar Pandey * Ram Bahadur Rawal * Pradeep Bashyal * Krishna Bhattarai * Ankit Babu Adhikari * Sanjeev Giri * Madhab Basnet
Kantipur Television Network - Popularly known as “KTV”,
provides news and original entertainment. It is an affiliate channel
Kantipur FM - Provides news and original entertainment throughout
* ^ "Protest letter".
Reporters Without Borders
* eKantipur.com Official site of Kantipur