Himal suspends publication

IN Media Watch Briefs | 24/08/2016

The Southasia Trust is suspending publication of Himal Southasian, the pioneering magazine promoting cross-border journalism  in the region. The decision was taken by the Trust’s Executive Board on 22 August, “due to non-cooperation by regulatory state agencies in Nepal that has made it impossible to continue operations after 29 years of publication”, the statement said. It adds that Himal will resume publication when circumstances in Nepal or elsewhere make it possible. 

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