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Recent Incidents

Journalist attacked during reporting

| June 23, 2019

Freedom Forum condemns the attack on Journalist Dinesh Basnet ofSalleri Khabar Samachar. The incident occurred on June 20 at Bhaktapur district of Province 3.
As per the information received...

Police officer manhandles reporter

| June 21, 2019

Freedom Forum condemns security official's intimidation on reporter Sumit Mishra while reporting in Dhanusha on June 21. Dhanusha lies in Province 2 of Nepal. 

According to the i...

Journalist Ghimire taken under control briefly

Deepa Adhikari | June 20, 2019

Journalist Raj Kumar Ghimire was taken under control briefly by security officials for unknown reason from Pokhara on June 19. Pokhara lies in Gandaki Province. Later on the same day, he was r...


Press Release

Two persons arrested for waving black flag at PM

Ashmita Pokharel | June 20, 2019

Freedom Forum condemns the arrest of 2 persons who were involved in waving black flag to the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. The incident occurred on 19 June at Kalanki of Kathmandu District.

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Tampering street painting: Move against Freedom of Expression

Ashmita Pokharel | June 18, 2019

Freedom Forum is alarmed by an incident where street paintings painted by artists of Khoj Samuha namely Laxman Shrestha and Shiva Kumar Sharma were tampered for unknown reasons. The artist and the...

Freedom Forum concerned over rising cyber crime cases

Ashmita Pokharel | June 13, 2019

13 June 2019

Press Release

Freedom Forum is concerned over the alarming rise of cybercrime cases registered and prosecuted in Nepal lately. In...

Journalists Affected

Nepal Press Freedom lists journalists as victims of Violations

  • 130
    Threatened
  • 0
    Murdered
  • 147
    Obstructed
  • 30
    Arrested
  • 2
    Disappearance
  • 114
    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

Minister's Threat Deplorable

Freedom Forum is concerned over the statement of Minister of Internal Affairs and Law in Province 3, Salikram Jamakattel, who has warned the journa...

Minister's Threat Deplorable

  • Posted By: Ashmita Pokharel
  • Posted On: 2019-02-10 07:49:44

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Courageous Journalism Award to Yadav

Courageous Journalism Award to Yadav

Nepal's southern plain, as compared to the capital city and other places, is facing growing risk in terms of physical and professional security...

Courageous Journalism Award to Yadav

  • Posted By: 'Admin'
  • Posted On: 2018-11-18 15:00:09

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Freedom Forum Chairperson Felicitated With Journalism Award

Freedom Forum Chairperson Felicitated With Journalism Award

We are pleased to share the happiness that Chairman of the Freedom Forum, Taranath Dahal, has been felicitated with the Chijkumar Bishnu Kumari Shr...

Freedom Forum Chairperson Felicitated With Journalism Award

  • Posted By: Krishna Sapkota
  • Posted On: 2018-11-18 14:59:45

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