Nepal: female journalist assaulted

A journalist and councillor for the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Tika Bista, was yesterday found in an unconscious state near her home. According to Bista’s colleague Dhanbir Dahal, she had called him saying three men were following her before the incident. A laptop and two mobile phones belonging to Bista were found damaged nearby and documents written by the journalist were scattered at the scene. Bista had received a threatening phone call on 29 November about an article she had written criticizing the UCPN Maoist Party. Read more here