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Recent Incidents

Journalist attacked for seeking information  

| July 10, 2024

Station manager at Radio Malmala 88.6 MHz Tika Ram Kharel was attacked at a local school in Rupandehi on July 8. Rupandehi district lies in Lumbini province of Nepal.

According to journal...

Dharan Mayor Sampang uses force  to manhandle female journalist

| July 07, 2024

Freedom Forum has been alarmed over Dharan Sub-Metropolis Mayor Harka Sampang’s gross misconduct and misuse of power to manhandle female journalist Sanjita Dhamala. Dhamala is a journali...

Journalist detained for reporting a protest 

| June 06, 2024

Madhesh Province bureau Chief of Nayapatrika National Daily, Hadis Khuddar, was attacked and taken under control while reporting in Dhanusha on June 6.

Freedom Forum's representative...


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Local level threatens media

| June 18, 2024

Bigu Municipality of Dolakha district in Bagmati Province issued a statement on June 17, accusing local media and journalists of publishing fabricated news and advertisement of the municipality wit...

Journalists briefly taken under control 

| September 29, 2023

Mayor of Manahari Rural Municipality, Makwanpur, Ranjan Kalakheti, took dozens of journalists under control on September 16 in Hetauda.

Accroding to the victim journalists, Mayor Rupakhet...

Journalists attacked in Madhesh Province

| September 15, 2023

Journalists Anil Karna and Santosh Yadav were attacked for their social media posts in Madhesh Province. Karna was attacked on September 13 and Yadav on September 14.

Karna shared with Fr...

Journalists Affected

Nepal Press Freedom lists journalists as victims of Violations

  • 482
    Threatened
  • 8
    Murdered
  • 537
    Obstructed
  • 125
    Arrested
  • 2
    Disappearance
  • 653
    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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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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