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Nepal Bans Independent Reporting on Rebels

Nepal’s pro-monarchy government on Wednesday banned any independent reporting on the country’s communist insurgency, saying journalists must get all of their information on security issues from the army or police. Meanwhile in Geneva, a senior U.N. official said the world body is carefully monitoring the situation in Nepal and has identified it as potentially the next nation to have large numbers of people forced from their homes by conflict. Dennis McNamara, who coordinates U.N. emergency relief for refugees who remain in their own countries, said nine years of civil war in Nepal has already rendered between 200,000 and 400,000 Nepalese internally displaced. Many more are threatened, he said. “The numbers aren’t huge, but it is certainly deteriorating. We are concerned,” McNamara said. Full Story

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