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Recent Incidents

Journalist Gurung attacked in Lamjung

| July 03, 2020

Journalist Aash Gurung was attacked over news  by  Ward Chair Govinda Basnet  on July2, 2020. Basnet is the Ward Chair of besisahar municipality ward number 7 of Lamjung. Lamjung lie...

Reporter Paneru attacked for reporting news

| July 01, 2020

A reporter with www.khaptadonline.com Manmohan Paneru was attacked by an unknown group for reporting news on June 30 in Doti district. Doti lies in the Far-west Province of Nepal.

Accordi...


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Mayor Pandit obstructs a group of journalists while reporting on municipal assembly

| June 27, 2020

Mayor of Bidur Municipality, Nuwakot, Sanju Pandit embarrassed journalists while covering the municipal assembly of the local unit on June 24, 2020. Nuwakot lies in Bagmati Province of Nepal.<...

State affairs committee bars journalists from reporting the meeting

| June 26, 2020

The State Affairs and Good Governance Committee of the federal parliament has barred the journalists from reporting on the committee meeting during deliberation on a key bill related to civil servi...

Policies and programs fail to announce relief to Nepali media; govt urged to launch special scheme in budget to protect media

| May 27, 2020

The government brought the policies and programs on May 15. It is the outline of the upcoming budget.

Although various issues were brought forth around present crisis, the policies and pr...

Journalists Affected

Nepal Press Freedom lists journalists as victims of Violations

  • 415
    Threatened
  • 7
    Murdered
  • 392
    Obstructed
  • 101
    Arrested
  • 3
    Disappearance
  • 555
    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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