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Recent Incidents

Editor issued threat of physical assault

| July 17, 2021

Photo source: Gajendra Budathoki's Facebook page

Editor-In-Chief at https://www.lumbinisanchar.com/ Ga...

Police thrash reporter

| July 08, 2021

 Reporter with an online television, Hello Nepal, Milan KC was thrashed by police persons in Chitwan on July 8. Chitwan lies in the Bagmati Province of Nepal.

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Journalist harassed online  

| July 06, 2021

A community school in Jhapa district has issued a letter seeking clarification over news from a reporter Parth Mandal on July 4. Jhapa district lies in Province 1 of Nepal.

Reporter...


Press Release

Gross misuse of Press Council Nepal to silence media, discredit journalists

| June 25, 2021

Yet again, Press Council Nepal (PCN), a media content regularly body, has 'blacklisted' four online media, arguing that they disregarded its instruction. It has further discredited media re...

Press Coucil Nepal issues letter to block an online news portal

| June 12, 2021

Freedom Forum is alarmed over Press Council Nepal, a media regulatory body's order to block an online news portal www.sagarmathada...

Social activists arrested during a peaceful protest

| June 12, 2021

Nepal Police arrested 18 persons including social activisits from Kathmandu for protesting against the government's action on June 11.

The Police took under control the social ac...

Journalists Affected

Nepal Press Freedom lists journalists as victims of Violations

  • 440
    Threatened
  • 8
    Murdered
  • 445
    Obstructed
  • 111
    Arrested
  • 2
    Disappearance
  • 582
    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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  • Posted On: 2019-09-06 09:13:08

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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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  • Posted On: 2019-09-05 09:15:35

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