Monday, February 07, 2005

A Daily Dose of Irony, courtesy of Nepal

At least here in the U.S. it's all voluntary on the part of the press.

"The press can't grow by publishing negative news only. The media should fulfil its responsibility by publishing news only."

"They are making us change words -- they are telling us to change the word from Maoist to terrorist," said one reporter from a Nepali language daily, referring to reports about Maoist guerrillas fighting to topple the monarchy.

"Some companies have placed advertisements in newspapers praising King Gyanendra for sacking the government last Tuesday, arresting political leaders, declaring a state of emergency and cutting all phone links...
'We offer our loyal gratitude to His Majesty the King for his step -- to protect the national sovereignty and maintain peace in our country,' ran one phrase in two separate ads."

from Nepal's muzzled media turns to rats, clean socks (Yahoo)

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