Cause of Nepali Journalist’s Death Unclear


The International Federation of Journalists

(IFJ) joins its affiliate the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) in its

shock and concern regarding the the discovery of the body of journalist Chandan

Nepali, Correspondent for Radio Sky in Murbhung, Gulmi in Nepal’s west on

September 11, 2012.


Nepali had apparently gone missing three days before his body was

found at Bhyagute Cliff in Gulmi. Severe damage found to Nepali’s head has

raised questions as to the manner of his death.


The IFJ joins the FNJ in demanding the Government of Nepal conduct

a thorough investigation into ascertaining the cause of Nepali’s death.


We also join the FNJ in expressing our condolences to the

journalist’s family.



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