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Recent Incidents

Whistleblower sacked from job

Ashmita Pokharel | July 18, 2019

Krishna Hari Shrestha, Mayor of Galchi Rural Municipality of Dhading district has verbally terminated the term of an employee at the organization for providing information to journalists that expos...

Journo threatened for writing news exposing possible corruption

Ashmita Pokharel | July 17, 2019

Freedom Forum condemns threat issued on journalist Balram Pudasaini of www.tukhabar.com an online news portal operated from Makwanpur district. The incident occurred at Makwanpur district...

Political leader’s kin misbehaves with reporter

| July 14, 2019

Reporter with a news portal, www.lokaantar.com, and Radio Janakpur 97.0 MHz, Ajay Anuragi, was misbehaved by son of a politica...


Press Release

CIAA CHIEF SPEAKS FOUL ON JOURNALISTS

| July 18, 2019

 JANUARY 13, 2014 Chief of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Lok Man Singh Karki, has spoken...

JOURNALISTS BARRED FROM TAKING PHOTOS OF CA MEMBERS' SWEARING-IN CEREMONY

| July 18, 2019

 JANUARY 22, 2014 The Constituent Assembly (CA) secretariat barred the photojournalists from entering the CA gallery and...

JOURNALISTS TAKEN UNDER CONTROL DURING PEACEFUL PROTEST

| July 17, 2019

 JULY 02, 2014  Police took under control as many as 33 journalists from various media while they were staging a peaceful...

Journalists Affected

Nepal Press Freedom lists journalists as victims of Violations

  • 152
    Threatened
  • 1
    Murdered
  • 147
    Obstructed
  • 39
    Arrested
  • 2
    Disappearance
  • 157
    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

NINTH MEETING OF INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM CONCLUDES IN ISTANBUL

 SEPTEMBER 09, 2014 The ninth annual meeting of the internet governance...

NINTH MEETING OF INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM CONCLUDES IN ISTANBUL

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'MEDIA POLICY SHOULD BE INCLUSIVE, COMPREHENSIVE'

 JANUARY 29, 2015  The stakeholders here have stressed on making the me...

'MEDIA POLICY SHOULD BE INCLUSIVE, COMPREHENSIVE'

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INTERNET GOVERNANCE: A NOVELTY IN NEPAL

 MARCH 27, 2015  AFTER I participated in the ninth meeting of the Inter...

INTERNET GOVERNANCE: A NOVELTY IN NEPAL

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RTI ACTIVISTS DRAW GOVERNMENT ATTENTION FOR QUAKE RELIEF TRANSPARENCY

A group of civil society organizations and individuals working in the area of right to information has demanded the government guarantee citizens&#...

RTI ACTIVISTS DRAW GOVERNMENT ATTENTION FOR QUAKE RELIEF TRANSPARENCY

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JOURNALISM IN POST-EARTHQUAKE NEPAL

–Interview with Krishna Sapkota –

 MAY 22, 2015&n...

JOURNALISM IN POST-EARTHQUAKE NEPAL

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