Recent Incidents

Defamation case filed against Dhanusha based newspaper editor

Ashmita | January 17, 2019

Ward Chair of Janakpur Sub-Metropolis Ward No 4, Sudarshan Singh, has filed a court case against Editor of Janakpur of Today Media Group, Brij Kumar Yadav, for writing news against the Chair in the...

Police arrests online news portal owner for a news

| January 16, 2019

Nepal Police have arrested owner of an online news media portal Shyam Roka on January 15, 2019 following complaints from Bibeksheel Party Nepal leader Ranju Darshana over involvement in her charact...

Hospital owner threatens journalists over reporting

| January 16, 2019

Freedom Forum is concerned over the threat a hospital owner issued against journalists for writing news on the ongoing fast unto death of Dr. Govinda K.C. The incident occurred in Illam, Province 1...

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Courageous Journalism Award to Yadav

Nepal's southern plain, as compared to the capital city and other places, is facing growing risk in terms of physical and professional security...

Courageous Journalism Award to Yadav

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  • Posted On: 2018-11-18 15:00:09

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Freedom Forum Chairperson Felicitated With Journalism Award

We are pleased to share the happiness that Chairman of the Freedom Forum, Taranath Dahal, has been felicitated with the Chijkumar Bishnu Kumari Shr...

Freedom Forum Chairperson Felicitated With Journalism Award

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  • Posted On: 2018-11-18 14:59:45

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Journalists Affected

Nepal Press Freedom lists journalists as victims of Violations

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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

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Nepal Government Promoting Impunity

TARANATH DAHAL | September 06, 2011

Freedom Forum has been seriously concerned over a recent decision of the government effort to withdraw the murder case of the UCPN-Maoist's lawmaker, Bal Krishna Dhungel.

Yet aga...

Media House Vandalism-Violation of Press Freedom

| September 06, 2011

Freedom Forum has been seriously concerned over an incident of press freedom violation occurred in capital city, Kathmandu, on September 4, 2011.

A group of unidentified persons came on f...

FF Welcomes Release of Suu Kyi and expresses solidarity for more freedom

| November 15, 2010

Freedom Forum Nepal welcomes the release of Myanmar's pro-democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest on Saturday. The release of long-time freedom fighter who has spent 15 of the past...