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Recent Incidents

CAN representative misbehaves with half a dozen sports reporters while reporting

| January 20, 2021

A group of sports journalists were misbehaved while reporting in Kathmandu on January 19. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal.

Talking to Freedom Forum, one of the journalists Sub...

Municipal Mayor threatens reporter for exposing corruption at municipality office

| January 11, 2021

Journalist with the National News Agency Shankar Pahadi received threat while reporting in Sarlahi on January 10. Sarlahi lies in Province 2 of Nepal.

Reporter Pahadi told Freedom Fo...

Police arrest seven youths for protesting peacefully

| January 11, 2021

Nepal Police arrested citizens for protesting peacefully at a program in Dhangadhi on January 8. Dhangadhi lies in the Sudurpaschim Province of Nepal.

Local youths Binod Khadka, Aarud Sah...


Press Release

Police arrest another murderer of journalist Thapa, escaping jail term 

| December 16, 2020

The Nepal Police has arrested another murder convict of journalist Dekendra Thapa- Hari Lal Pun from his residence in Dailekh district on December 15. Dailekh lies in Karnali Province of Nepal.

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NTA's Bylaw jeopardizes FoE, information and privacy

Dikchya Raut | July 21, 2020

Freedom Forum has been seriously concerned over the recently passed Bylaw of Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA). The provision on Rule 12 (L) of the Bylaw warrants serious attention.

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FF condemns press council decision to block news websites

| July 10, 2020

Press Council Nepal, the government's media regulatory body, has given continuity to block news websites illegally amid protest from the stakeholders. 

With three news online por...

Journalists Affected

Nepal Press Freedom lists journalists as victims of Violations

  • 432
    Threatened
  • 8
    Murdered
  • 431
    Obstructed
  • 108
    Arrested
  • 2
    Disappearance
  • 571
    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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