Radio Free Nepal appears to be a collaborative blog penned by reporter/bloggers inside the country -- which recently went through a "bloodless coup" resulting in shutdowns of media, communication, and Internet connectivity with the rest of the world. The king booted the nation's cabinet members and prime minister, and civil war seems imminent. Tom at The Media Drop posts more background
, and says "I have read that there are various 'openings' for Internet access and outside communication, and would presume that this was posted sometime during those opportunities." The site intro reads:
King Gyandendra of Nepal has issued a ban on independent news broadcasts and has threatened to punish newspapers for reports that run counter to the official monarchist line. Given that any person in Nepal publishing reports critical of "the spirit of the royal proclamation" is subject to punishment and/or imprisonment, contributors to this blog will publish their reports from Nepal anonymously.
to freenepal.blogspot.com. (Thanks, Jake, also spotted on Metafilter
Update Tom Biro of The Media Drop tells Boing Boing:
I did an email "interview" overnight with the author of the site, and he's given me some more insights into what is going on.
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