Rayamajhi told CPJ
that he began receiving threatening e-mails from an unknown sender in June,
warning him to stop writing and to erase his profile from online news outlets.
The e-mail's sender did not say what report sparked their anger. On November
16, several men attacked him while he was riding his motorcycle home from work
Rayamajhi told CPJ that he fears his life is in danger. He said he has stopped his voluntary reporting on travel and current events, including politics and crime, for CNN iReport, global news website GroundReport, and other online outlets. In May, for instance, he posted video and wrote about a controversial general strike organized by Maoist protesters.
"The threats against Shreedeep Rayamajhi must be taken seriously before more violence occurs," said Bob Dietz, CPJ's Asia program coordinator. "We call on authorities investigate and punish whoever is responsible for assaulting and threatening him."