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Recent Incidents

Arrest of nine journos, including FNJ secretary condemnable

Ashmita Pokharel | September 17, 2019

 

Freedom Forum condemns the arrest of journalists from central administrative office of Nepal, Singha Durbar on 16 September 2019. The journos were arrested whil...

Death Threat issued to journalist Rijal

Deepa Adhikari | September 12, 2019

Freedom Forum condemns over a death threat issued to journalist Prahlad Rijal for publishing news about the conflict of Royal Casino on September 11 in Kathmandu.  Kathmandu lies in Province 3...

Journalist Yadav misbehaved for unknown reason

Deepa Adhikari | September 10, 2019

Journalist Rabindra Yadav was misbehaved for an unknown reason on 6th September 2019 in Nawalparasi. The incident occurred in west Nawalparasi which lies in province 5. 

Journalist Y...


Press Release

Attack on political leader at peaceful assembly, harassment of anti-corruption campaigner exposes growing intolerance to criticism, shirking FoE and civic space in Nepal

| September 16, 2019

A political leader was attacked at a program in Banke district of Province 5 in Nepal. Leader of the Nepali Congress party, Ms Kiran Koirala, was attacked when she was about to address a program he...

FREEDOM FORUM HAILS PRESIDENT'S STATEMENT ON PRESS FREEDOM

| September 06, 2019

 AUGUST 13, 2008  Kathmandu-Freedom Forum congratulates Dr. Yadav on his election as the first President of democrat...

SCRIBE THREATENED IN PYUTHAN

| September 06, 2019

 AUGUST 13, 2008  Maoist activists warned journalists in Pyuthan district of total elimination on Friday, August 8,...

Journalists Affected

Nepal Press Freedom lists journalists as victims of Violations

  • 379
    Threatened
  • 7
    Murdered
  • 345
    Obstructed
  • 81
    Arrested
  • 3
    Disappearance
  • 483
    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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