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Recent Incidents

Journalist detained for reporting a protest 

| June 06, 2024

Madhesh Province bureau Chief of Nayapatrika National Daily, Hadis Khuddar, was attacked and taken under control while reporting in Dhanusha on June 6.

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Meta restricts news media; content regulation needs transparency

| June 06, 2024

Freedom Forum has been alarmed over Meta’s restriction of a news media from making posts.

Meta, the largest tech platform used in Nepal, has blocked the  Read More

Journalists manhandled during reporting

| June 02, 2024

Journalists associated with different online news media were manhandled while reporting on May 22 in Kathmandu.

Journalists were Krishna Kattel and Navraj Pahadi from  Read More


Press Release

Local government issues threat to journalists

| June 18, 2024

Freedom Forum is concerned over a threat issued by the local municipality against journalists in Dolakha on June 17. Dolakha lies in Bagmati Province of Nepal.

Bigu Municipality at Dolakh...

Journalists briefly taken under control 

| September 29, 2023

Mayor of Manahari Rural Municipality, Makwanpur, Ranjan Kalakheti, took dozens of journalists under control on September 16 in Hetauda.

Accroding to the victim journalists, Mayor Rupakhet...

Journalists attacked in Madhesh Province

| September 15, 2023

Journalists Anil Karna and Santosh Yadav were attacked for their social media posts in Madhesh Province. Karna was attacked on September 13 and Yadav on September 14.

Karna shared with Fr...

Journalists Affected

Nepal Press Freedom lists journalists as victims of Violations

  • 482
    Threatened
  • 8
    Murdered
  • 537
    Obstructed
  • 125
    Arrested
  • 2
    Disappearance
  • 651
    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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  • Posted On: 2019-09-06 09:13:08

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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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  • Posted On: 2019-09-05 09:15:35

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