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Recent Incidents

Reporter issued death threat

| April 23, 2021

Reporter to the Rajdhani national daily from remote Kalikot district, Bishwonath Simkhada, has been issued death threat for writing news. Kalikot district lies in Karnali Province.

D...

Youtuber KC attacked for news reporting

| April 22, 2021

A YouTuber has been attacked merely for a reporting on death of a person at a rehabilitation centre of Panchkhal Municipality of Kavre district.

YouTuber of Crime TV Nepal, Kuslab KC, was...

Police person manhandle reporter for reporting inside police office

| April 21, 2021

Mahottari based reporter to Annapurna post national daily Raj Karan Mahato was manhandled while reporting on April 20. Mahottari lies in Province 2 of Nepal.

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Press Release

Regret for disruption in the production of May 3 Press Freedom Monitoring Report

| May 02, 2021

Dear National and International Audience,

First, Freedom Forum would like to extend our best wishes on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day-2021. Since we all are passing through t...

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...

Journalists Affected

Nepal Press Freedom lists journalists as victims of Violations

  • 435
    Threatened
  • 8
    Murdered
  • 443
    Obstructed
  • 110
    Arrested
  • 2
    Disappearance
  • 579
    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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  • Posted On: 2019-09-05 09:15:35

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