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Recent Incidents

WARD CHAIRPERSON BEAT A LOCAL FOR SEEKING INFORMATION

Deepa Adhikari | October 14, 2019

Freedom Forum condemns the attack on a local Rambabu Mandal by Ram Shankar Paswan, Chairperson of Ward No 18 from Janakpurdham Sub-Metropolitan Office. Mandal was beaten for seeking informatio...

Journalist charged with cyber crime offense for reporting

| October 13, 2019

Journalist with an online news portal www.kapurbot.com and a youtube channel Kapurbot TV, Santosh Deuja has been issued arrest warrant by Kathmandu District Court on October 23. Deuja is also asoci...

Journalist Burma attacked during reporting

Deepa Adhikari | October 04, 2019

Freedom Forum condemns the attack on journalist Anil Burma by Mahagadhimai Municipality Mayor Upendra Yadav while reporting about municipality expenses in Bara district on October 3, 2019...


Press Release

Journalists obstructed reporting global event

Dikchya Raut | October 16, 2019

The journalists associated with dozens of media were denied entrance for reporting the world meeting of the Non-Resident Nepalis' Association (NRNA) being held in Hyatt Hotel of central capital...

Journo Khanal acquitted from Cyber Crime charge

Dikchya Raut | September 25, 2019

Freedom Forum is happy to share that Kathmandu District Court gave its decision in favor of journalist Gaurav Khanal, sub-editor of onlineaawa...

Information Seekers resorted to Vandalism claiming denial of Information 

Dikchya Raut | September 22, 2019

Freedom Forum’s attention has been drawn towards a dispute immersed between the Ward Chief of Ward No 1 of Machhapuchre Rural Municipality,  Birendra Gurung and Deputy Mayor, Krishna Kum...

Journalists Affected

Nepal Press Freedom lists journalists as victims of Violations

  • 390
    Threatened
  • 7
    Murdered
  • 373
    Obstructed
  • 90
    Arrested
  • 3
    Disappearance
  • 522
    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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