05 April 2009

Example of shoddy journalism

The following are two brief stories about the arrest of Nepal Basketball Association President Lama Tendi Sherpa a few days back. Notice how poor the Kathmandu Post version is compared to the Himalayan Times one. Both articles fail to elaborate who the "government authorities" were - Police, Army, Tax Office, CIAA?

Himalayan Times:
NeBA put hold events
KATHMANDU: Nepal Basketball Association (NeBA) on Monday put hold all the remaining regional selection tournaments for the upcoming fifth National Games. The NeBA protest came following the arrest of its president Lama Tendi Sherpa on March 2 from Tri-Chandra Campus premises. “We condemn the arrest of our president and demand his immediate release,” said NeBA General Secretary Mahendra Man Shakya at a press meet. Shakya said that Sherpa was arrested without issuing a warrant and that all basketball activities will be put on hold until the president is released.

Kathmandu Post:
NeBA in protest
KATHMANDU: The Nepal Basketball Association (NeBA) on Monday decided to halt all basketball activities around the country, including the regional basketball tournaments, in protest against the unlawful arrest of NeBA President Lama Tendi Sherpa, said NeBA at a press conference on Monday. NeBA has alleged government authorities of taking Sherpa into custody without an arrest warrant.