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Recent Incidents

JOURNALIST CHAUDHARY BEATEN SEVERELY FOR REPORTING NEWS

0 | March 30, 2021

Publisher and editor of Rapti Sonari daily newspaper Hemant Chaudhary was beaten severely for reporting news on March 29 in Banke. Banke lies in Lumbini Province of Nepal.

Talki...

Unknown persons vandalize community radio station

| March 04, 2021

An unknown group vandalized a community radio station in Dolakha yesterday (March 4). Dolakha lies in the Bagmati Province of Nepal.

The assailants broke Radio Bhimeshwor's antenna an...

Police arrest online reporter for reporting inside police station

| March 02, 2021

Executive editor at https://freepressnepal.com/ (an online news portal) Bikash Shrestha was arrested today from Balaju, Kathmandu. Kathmandu is the...


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Noted journalist's online news portal blocked

| February 05, 2021

An online news portal www.rupaantaran.com has been blocked since January 21. The news portal was run by a noted journalist Kishor...

Attack on journalists covering protests

| February 04, 2021

Two journalists were attacked  on February 4, the day nationwide general shutdown was called by some political parties, while covering protests in the capital city. Following the dissolut...

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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Journalists Affected

Nepal Press Freedom lists journalists as victims of Violations

  • 433
    Threatened
  • 8
    Murdered
  • 443
    Obstructed
  • 110
    Arrested
  • 2
    Disappearance
  • 576
    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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