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Recent Incidents

Police takes popular singer Durgesh Thapa under control; releases later

Ashok Dahal | October 22, 2019

Nepal Police have arrested popular singer Durgesh Thapa on October 22 from Kathmandu for a song and taken into custody asking him to remove the song from his YouTube channel. He was released later...

Journalist defamed for writing news

Dikchya Raut | October 20, 2019

Freedom Forum is concerned over the defamation meted out to Accham based journalist, Menuka Dhungana through Facebook post by contractor Bam Dhami while reporting about destruction of the tender pa...

Journalist attacked over news

Deepa Adhikari | October 20, 2019

Journalist Mohan Karki was attacked by locals for not covering the news in their support in Bajura on October 15, 2019. Bajura lies in Province 7.

Journalist Karki is associated with Radi...


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
  • 91
    Arrested
  • 3
    Disappearance
  • 523
    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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