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Recent Incidents

Journalist Siwakoti feels threatened for practicing investigative journalism

| February 26, 2020

Journalist Ajaybabu Siwakoti feels threatened for practicing investigative journalism in Kathmandu. Kathmandu lies in Province 3.

Journalist Siwakoti is associated with ham...

Mayor attacked to local for requesting information

Deepa Adhikari | February 26, 2020

Mahagadhimai Municipality Mayor Upendra Prasad Yadav attacked a local who was requesting information regarding incomplete developmental activities in Province 2 on February 24. It was the work...

Journalist Raule attacked in Bajura

| February 20, 2020

Journalist associated with National News Agency, Prem Raule,  was attacked in Bajura on February 15, 2019.

As per information received by Freedom Forum, journalist Raule was att...


Press Release

Freedom Forum is concerned about Embassy of China's unacceptable Statement regarding article published in The Kathmandu Post

| February 19, 2020

Freedom Forum is concerned about the Statement of the Embassy of China in Nepal after Kathmandu Post published an article with the headline  ''China's Secrecy has...

Freedom Forum concerned over popular singer Raut's arrest over minor dispute with police persons

| January 27, 2020

Freedom Forum has been alarmed over the series of threats and arrest of singers in the country of late.

Popular pop singer Astha Raut has been arrested over a minor dispute with a securit...

FF urges for fair investigation on mysterious death of journalist Dahal

Deepa Adhikari | December 09, 2019

Journalist Jaya Prasad Dahal was found dead at mysterious circumstances at his own home in Biratnagar city on December 8. Biratnagar lies in Province 1.

Freedom Forum's  represen...

Journalists Affected

Nepal Press Freedom lists journalists as victims of Violations

  • 397
    Threatened
  • 7
    Murdered
  • 377
    Obstructed
  • 93
    Arrested
  • 3
    Disappearance
  • 542
    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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