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Recent Incidents

Chief District Officer obstructs journalists from peaceful protest

Ashmita Pokharel | April 23, 2019

Freedom Forum is concerned over an incident where Acting Chief District Officer of Surkhet district Ms. Binita Bhattarai threatened journalists while staging a peaceful protest at District Administ...

Security Officials arrest civilian for protesting against PM Oli

Deepa Adhikari | April 22, 2019

Photo Credit: Republica Online
Freedom Forum condemns the incident where Rudra Prasad Ghimire, a civilian, is kept in detention at District Police Office for waving a blac...

Journalist threatened for publishing news

Nanu Maiya Khadka | April 22, 2019

Freedom Forum has serious concern over threat issued to a senior journalist for publishing news against the Province 2 Minister on April 21 in Kathmandu. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal l...


Press Release

Supreme Court asks CIAA to show reasons behind Dixit's arrest

| March 21, 2019

Date: 2016-04-28 

The Supreme Court has issued an order in the name of the anti-graft body, Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), to show the reason in writ...

Freedom of Expression on Internet: A topic to discuss in Nepal

| March 21, 2019

Date: 2016-05-05 

The rise of social networks and the news portals have posed serious threat to traditional media. The stories on the newspapers disseminated early morning are a...

Government policy document attempts to curtail FoE, discourage media pluralism

| March 21, 2019

Date: 2016-05-09 

The government brought the policy and programmes for the coming fiscal year 2016/017 on May 8. President Bidya Devi Bhandari presented the policy document befo...

Journalists Affected

Nepal Press Freedom lists journalists as victims of Violations

  • 118
    Threatened
  • 0
    Murdered
  • 130
    Obstructed
  • 28
    Arrested
  • 2
    Disappearance
  • 105
    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

Minister's Threat Deplorable

Freedom Forum is concerned over the statement of Minister of Internal Affairs and Law in Province 3, Salikram Jamakattel, who has warned the journa...

Minister's Threat Deplorable

  • Posted By: Ashmita Pokharel
  • Posted On: 2019-02-10 07:49:44

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Courageous Journalism Award to Yadav

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

  • Posted By: 'Admin'
  • Posted On: 2018-11-18 15:00:09

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Freedom Forum Chairperson Felicitated With Journalism Award

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

  • Posted By: Krishna Sapkota
  • Posted On: 2018-11-18 14:59:45

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