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Recent Incidents

Journalist held briefly

| August 19, 2019

Police took under control briefly television journalist Bishodip Lamichhane in Kathmandu on August 17.

According to the information Freedom Forum received, Nepal Police arrested him from...

Municipal executive member threatens journalist for writing news

Deepa Adhikari | August 13, 2019

Journalist Prakash Adhikari was threatened for writing news by Municipal executive member Rudra Kumari KC in Baglung on August 12. Baglung lies in Gandaki Province.

Journalist Adhikari is...

Journalist arrested from Kathmandu

| August 12, 2019

Police arrested senior journalist and Editor-In-Chief of Jaljala monthly, Khem Thapaliya, from Kathmandu on August 10. Jaljala monthly is published from Kathmandu.

According to the i...


Press Release

IMPUNITY WATCH: GOVERNMENT FAILS TO BOOK THE MURDERERS OF JOURNOS

| August 20, 2019

 NOVEMBER 11, 2010  In what appears to be the major threat to Nepali media sector, the Nepal government has yet to p...

FREEDOM FORUM WELCOMES RELEASE OF SUU KYI AND EXPRESSES SOLIDARITY FOR MORE FREEDOM

| August 20, 2019

 NOVEMBER 15, 2010  Freedom Forum Nepal welcomes the release of Myanmar's pro-democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi...

LAWMAKER THREATENS JOURNALISTS

| August 20, 2019

 DECEMBER 26, 2010  Lawmaker Pramod Prasad Gupta of Madhesi People´s Rights Forum-Democratic (MPRF-D), a Madhe...

Journalists Affected

Nepal Press Freedom lists journalists as victims of Violations

  • 251
    Threatened
  • 7
    Murdered
  • 157
    Obstructed
  • 54
    Arrested
  • 3
    Disappearance
  • 330
    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

"GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION" MARKED TO EXPRESS SOLIDARITY TO END IMPUNITY IN THE PHILIPPINES

 NOVEMBER 25, 2010  Freedom Forum-Nepal and the Central Department...

"GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION" MARKED TO EXPRESS SOLIDARITY TO END IMPUNITY IN THE PHILIPPINES

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FREEDOM FORUM ORGANIZES PROGRAMS ON MASS MEDIA LAW

 JULY 31, 2011  

Dr Russomano from US Shares Exp...

FREEDOM FORUM ORGANIZES PROGRAMS ON MASS MEDIA LAW

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MEDIA THREATENED

 MAY 14, 2012   With the deadline of the Constituent Assembly...

MEDIA THREATENED

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  • Posted On: 2019-08-07 07:22:48

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WAY FORWARD OF PSB EXPLORED

 DECEMBER 18, 2012  Freedom Forum has been continuously lobbying a...

WAY FORWARD OF PSB EXPLORED

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  • Posted On: 2019-07-29 04:31:37

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NINTH MEETING OF INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM CONCLUDES IN ISTANBUL

 SEPTEMBER 09, 2014 The ninth annual meeting of the internet governance...

NINTH MEETING OF INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM CONCLUDES IN ISTANBUL

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  • Posted On: 2019-07-16 09:00:22

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