How Nepal’s communications minister went from being a reporter to a hardline politician against free press

The Minister for Communications and Information Technology, who started his career working for left-leaning publications, is now one of the prime minister’s most trusted ministers, and a spokesperson for the government.
Minister Gokul Baskota Post Photo: Kiran Panday | Illustration: Raj Kumar Poudyal
Bhrikuti Rai
Published at : June 23, 2019
Updated at : June 24, 2019 12:02

Bhrikuti Rai

Bhrikuti Rai was an investigative reporter for The Kathmandu Post, covering technology, environment and human rights. Before joining The Kathmandu Post in 2019, she was a reporter at Nepali Times and South Asia Check. She loves all things audio, and is co-creator of the Boju Bajai podcast.