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Nepal: The rise and ‘ban’ of the collateral

19 October 2012

How a young Nepali painters’ works raised questions on artistic freedom in Kathmandu, the City of Temples. BY KANCHAN G. BURATHOKI • OCTOBER 2012 • [A4 PDF] On Tuesday afternoon, 11 September 2012, when the exhibition ‘The Rise of the Collateral’ had only nine days left to conclude, after having …

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Nepal: Police disrupts Tibetan culture show

24 October 2011

  Tibetans in Nepal are facing increased restrictions on cultural performances. Recently a programme by a Kathmandu-based group was broken up by the Nepalese police. By Hanne Pedersen, writing from Kathmandu On 29 September 2011, the Nepal Tibetan Lhamo Association (NTLA) was going to perform a programme of Himalayan culture …

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Nepal: Song banned in television for religious defamation

6 September 2010

A promo of an upcoming album of Komal Oli was allegedly banned from Nepal Television because of it is against Hindu sentiments, reported a Nepali blogger. Singer Komal Oli’s promo was broadcasted in Nepali state television, NTV, for a couple of weeks, but then, in the end of August 2010, …

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Nepal: Goverment ban on songs that ‘promote civil war’

31 July 2009

Nepal Television has banned a music video based on Maoist leader Dr Baburam Bhattarai on the charge that the song ‘encourages civil war’, reported the new Nepalese media group Republica   Republica wrote: “In the duet ‘Baburam Naya Npela Kun Charako Nam’, women celebrating Teej festival ask Dr Bhattarai how …

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Nepal: Limitations on public performances for exiled Tibetans

4 August 2003

  Tibetan refugees living in Nepal are facing different kinds of limitations of their music. Some are inflicted on them by Nepalese officials, others are self-inflicted “cultural considerations” which limit the development of their traditional music. This description of the situation for Tibetans in Nepal emphasises on one particular incident in …

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