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Recent Incidents

Journalists obstructed from reporting at the Province 2 Assembly

| January 17, 2022

More than two dozen journalists were obstructed from reporting at Province 2 Assembly in Dhanusha today (January 17).

One of the journalists, Manika Jha, shared with Freedom Forum that&nb...

Threat over reporting; ensure reporter's safety  

| January 02, 2022

Surkhet based reporter for a news portal, www.ratopati.com, Pankha Bahadur Shahi received several threat messages for reporting on January 1, 2022. Surkhet lie...

Public official manhandles newspaper distributor  

| December 29, 2021

Newspaper distributor at Himalaya Times national daily Nhuchhe Ram Khusu was manhandled while distributing newspapers at a public office in Bhaktapur on December 28. Bhaktapur lies in Bagmati...


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Reporting obstructed

| November 16, 2021

Security persons are obstructing a group of journalists from reporting at the Supreme Court for few days in Kathmandu.

Journalists who entered the court premises to report...

Parliament and Province Assembly bar journalists from reporting

| September 12, 2021

A group of journalists were barred from reporting about the meeting of the House of Representatives on September 8 in Kathmandu. Kathmandu is the capital city of federal Nepal.

The parlia...

ISP disrupts internet for news portal over news reporting

| August 29, 2021

An online news portal https://ourbiratnagar.net/, being operated from Biratnagar, was blocked for 40 hours since August 27. Biratnagar...

Journalists Affected

Nepal Press Freedom lists journalists as victims of Violations

  • 447
    Threatened
  • 8
    Murdered
  • 481
    Obstructed
  • 115
    Arrested
  • 2
    Disappearance
  • 590
    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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  • Posted On: 2019-09-06 09:13:08

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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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  • Posted On: 2019-09-05 10:45:07

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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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  • Posted On: 2019-09-05 09:15:35

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