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Recent Incidents

Police arrest citizen for sharing image on Facebook

| May 14, 2020

Nepal Police has arrested 21-year old Toranraj Poudel aka Madhu today (May 14) allegedly for posting disfigured images of political leaders on his social media page from Sindhuli. Sindhuli lies in...


Press Release

Harassment to journalists in crisis further deepens atmosphere to control media

| May 22, 2020

Freedom Forum is alarmed over the continuous harassment and discouragement to the Nepali media and journalists, who are working in the forefront despite severe adversity caused by the COVID-19.

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Public threat to control media deplorable 

| May 18, 2020

Freedom Forum has been alarmed over the statement of Birgunj Metropolitan City's Mayor Vijay Kumar Sarawagi to impose censorship on media. Birgunj lies in Province 2 of Nepal.

Ma...

Journalists barred from reporting at PM's official residence

| April 29, 2020

Journalists are barred from entering into the compound of official residence of Prime Minister K P Oli at Baluwatar, Kathmandu for covering the meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on...

Journalists Affected

Nepal Press Freedom lists journalists as victims of Violations

  • 404
    Threatened
  • 7
    Murdered
  • 387
    Obstructed
  • 100
    Arrested
  • 3
    Disappearance
  • 552
    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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