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Recent Incidents

Reporter Kafle injured in brutal attack; FF demands rigorous punishment to assaulters

Dikchya Raut | December 13, 2019

Santosh Kafle, reporter with the News 24 TV channel from Biratnagar city, was beaten up and injured on December 12. Biratnagar lies in Province no. 1.

Journalist Kafle sustained injury on...

Police persons assault reporter on duty

| December 10, 2019

Journalist Suman Chapagain, associated with the Nagarik daily, was brutally attacked while covering the agitation between security persons and Nepali football fans outside the Dasarath Stadium in K...

Custom Officer misbehaves with journalists

| December 07, 2019

Reporters Santosh Baraili and Shuvendar Das were manhandled by a customs officers in Dhanusa on December 4. Dhanusa lies in Province 2 of Nepal.

Baraili and Das are as...


Press Release

FF urges for fair investigation on mysterious death of journalist Dahal

Deepa Adhikari | December 09, 2019

Journalist Jaya Prasad Dahal was found dead at mysterious circumstances at his own home in Biratnagar city on December 8. Biratnagar lies in Province 1.

Freedom Forum's  represen...

Journalists obstructed reporting global event

Dikchya Raut | October 16, 2019

The journalists associated with dozens of media were denied entrance for reporting the world meeting of the Non-Resident Nepalis' Association (NRNA) being held in Hyatt Hotel of central capital...

Journo Khanal acquitted from Cyber Crime charge

Dikchya Raut | September 25, 2019

Freedom Forum is happy to share that Kathmandu District Court gave its decision in favor of journalist Gaurav Khanal, sub-editor of onlineaawa...

Journalists Affected

Nepal Press Freedom lists journalists as victims of Violations

  • 393
    Threatened
  • 7
    Murdered
  • 373
    Obstructed
  • 93
    Arrested
  • 3
    Disappearance
  • 532
    Attacked
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How was Press Freedom envisioned?

Nepali media faced unprecedented attack after the Royal Coup of 2005. The hard earned press freedom guaranteed by the constitution of 1990 was endangered. Entire media fraternity, FoE activists, right defenders and civil society were alarmed over the terror spread by Royal move. It was both the opportunity and challenge that the concept of protecting press freedom in an institutionalized manner was begun, resulting in launching of this website www.nepalpressfreedom.org.

Taranath Dahal, Executive Chief , Freedom Forum

What people say?

As a university teacher of Journalism and Mass communications. I frequently recommend my students to visit this website so that they could understand Nepali media landscape, press freedom and FoE issues thoroughly. The reports Freedom Forum produces are often presented as references on FoE and press freedom.

Trishna Acharya, Coordinator and Lecturer, Journalism and Mass Communications, Divyabhumi Multiple College

Why www.nepalpressfreedom.org ?

In view of the hostile atmosphere for the exercise of civil and political rights specially after 2005/2006, the emergence of Freedom Forum and its FoE violation monitoring outlet- www.nepalpressfreedom.org bears significant importance in Nepal. The relentless watch over government policies and laws, monitoring of press freedom violation and advocacy to end impunity for crime against journalists must be continued in Nepal. It is the very need this website has addressed.

Harihar Birahi, Ex- Chair, Press Council Nepal and Ex- Chair, Federation of Nepali Journalists

Event News

WORKSHOP ON JOURNALISM POLICY AND LAWS CONCLUDED

 AUGUST 13, 2008  Biratnagar- Media persons, legal practitioners,...

WORKSHOP ON JOURNALISM POLICY AND LAWS CONCLUDED

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THIRD REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON MEDIA LAWS AND POLICY

 AUGUST 13, 2008  Freedom Forum recently organized a regional leve...

THIRD REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON MEDIA LAWS AND POLICY

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MEDIA POLICY AND LAW REGIONAL WORKSHOP

 AUGUST 16, 2008  Participating speakers at a regional workshop or...

MEDIA POLICY AND LAW REGIONAL WORKSHOP

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WESTERN REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON MEDIA

 AUGUST 16, 2008  It has been felt that there are various shortcom...

WESTERN REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON MEDIA

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TWO-DAY WORKSHOP ON MEDIA POLICY AND LAWS

 AUGUST 25, 2008  Freedom Forum organized a two-day long workshop...

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP ON MEDIA POLICY AND LAWS

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