Bhumika Ghimire · June, 2009

Latest posts by Bhumika Ghimire from June, 2009

Nepal-India Border Dispute: Nepalese Reactions Online

  15 June 2009

Couple of weeks back, reports of alleged land encroachment by India border security forces hit the Nepalese media. On the historic perspective on Nepal-India border, Nepaldemocracy has an in-depth report. According to Republica: “Some 2000 Nepalis from villages on Nepal-India border who have been displaced due to alleged harassment by...

North Korea: Two American Journalists Sentenced to Hard Labor

  9 June 2009

News coming out of Pyongyang is not encouraging. After being accused of illegally crossing the border to North Korea, American Current TV journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee have been sentenced to 12 years of hard labor. The bleak outcome is eliciting strong reaction online from those who support freedom of press and want North Korea to release the two journalists.

Nepal: A fresh start?

  1 June 2009

After weeks of wrangling among political parties in Nepal, veteran Communist leader and former general secretary of Nepal communist party (United Marxist and Leninist) (CPN UML) Madhav Kumar Nepal was "selected" as Nepal's prime minister. Mr. Nepal's job, especially at this point, brings a heavy baggage of problems-some of which could potentially torpedo his government.