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Recent Incidents

Reporter receives death threat via Facebook for writing news

| March 31, 2020

Kalikot based reporter to the Annapurna Post national daily, Bishnu Prasad Neupane, was issued death threat for writing news on March 29. Kalikot district lies in Karnali Province of Nepal.

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Locals manhandle journalist Sejuwal while reporting

Deepa Adhikari | March 30, 2020

Journalist Bibas Kumar Sejuwal was manhandled over the reporting on people's crowd amid COVID-19 lockdown in Surkhet on March 29. As the country is in lockdown, locals threatened jour...


Press Release

Three dailies, four weeklies shut down in Dailekh Dullu, Karnali Province

| March 27, 2020

Freedom Forum is concerned as three dailies and four weeklies being published from Dailekh district have stopped their publications for an indefinite period after the lockdown for the fear of...

Publication of local newspapers closed in Dang, Province no. 5

| March 27, 2020

Freedom Forum is sharing that the publication of all daily and weekly newspapers published from Dang district has been closed owing to risks stemming from possible outbreak of COVID-19 even from ne...

Kantipur Media Group shuts print publication

| March 27, 2020

Freedom Forum is sharing that Kantipur Media Group shuts the publication of newspaper following the nationwide enforcement of lockdown in keeping with the potential risks of COVID-19 pandemic. It i...

Journalists Affected

Nepal Press Freedom lists journalists as victims of Violations

  • 398
    Threatened
  • 7
    Murdered
  • 379
    Obstructed
  • 93
    Arrested
  • 3
    Disappearance
  • 545
    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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