Loading...

Recent Incidents

Journalist misbehaved

| January 27, 2023

News Chief at Fewa Television Prahlad Chandra Ghimire was misbehaved while reporting in Syangja on January 25. Syangja lies in Gandaki Province of Nepal.

Journalist Ghimire shared with Fr...

Mayor threatens journalist of physical assault over news reporting 

| January 02, 2023

Reporter at www.onlinekhabar.com Shailendra Mahato was issued threat of attack for news reporting critical to the ...

Death threat to senior reporter

| December 14, 2022

Senior reporter at Kantipur National daily, Abdhesh Jha was issued death threat for news published on December 3 on the daily. Jha is Saptari based reporter for the daily which is located in Madhes...


Press Release

Nepal Govt classifies policy level information as 'confidential' and secret, causing serious impact on transparency and denting RTI movement

| January 29, 2023

Freedom Forum is alarmed over the decision of the a Committee for classifiation of information under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary of the Government of Nepal.

The Government Com...

Comedian Singh Arrested

| August 29, 2022

The Kathmandu Metropolitan Police arrested comedian Apoorva Kshitij Singh on August 28, 2022 for his standup comedy. He was arrested for allegedly hurting the sentiment of the Newar community.

...

Protestors arrested

| August 03, 2022

A group of youths were arrested for protesting against the ruling government in Kathmandu on August 3. The youth were arrested during protest infront of the Federal Parliament.

The youths...

Journalists Affected

Nepal Press Freedom lists journalists as victims of Violations

  • 458
    Threatened
  • 8
    Murdered
  • 507
    Obstructed
  • 120
    Arrested
  • 2
    Disappearance
  • 618
    Attacked
See the Visualization

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

  • Posted By: 'Admin'
  • Posted On: 2019-09-06 09:13:08

Learn More

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

  • Posted By: 'Admin'
  • Posted On: 2019-09-06 07:23:11

Learn More

MEDIA POLICY AND LAW REGIONAL WORKSHOP

 AUGUST 16, 2008  Participating speakers at a regional workshop or...

MEDIA POLICY AND LAW REGIONAL WORKSHOP

  • Posted By: 'Admin'
  • Posted On: 2019-09-05 10:48:56

Learn More

WESTERN REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON MEDIA

 AUGUST 16, 2008  It has been felt that there are various shortcom...

WESTERN REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON MEDIA

  • Posted By: 'Admin'
  • Posted On: 2019-09-05 10:45:07

Learn More

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

  • Posted By: 'Admin'
  • Posted On: 2019-09-05 09:15:35

Learn More