Recent Incidents

Unknown gang attacks Sarlahi based reporter

Ashmita Pokharel | February 13, 2019

Freedom Forum is concerned over the attack on journalist Som Diyali by unknown persons at Hariwan of Sarlahi district on 12 February. Sarlahi district lies in Province 2 of Nepal.


Police attack journalist in central capital

Ashok Dahal | January 28, 2019

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Police have attacked video and photojournalists in Kathmandu on January 27 while covering a students' demonstration against the gov...

Security Official threatens journalist for writing news

Ashmita Pokharel | January 27, 2019

Freedom Forum is concerned over a statement made by District Superintendent of Police, Uddhav Singh Bhat in a public program against journalist Dayaram Pandit and Radio Paurakhi at Bajura District...

Press Release

FF draws Ministry's attention on draft bill of proposed Mass Communication Act- 2018

| February 12, 2019

Freedom Forum submitted a 24-point attention letter to the Ministry of Information and Communications on 9 February, showing concern over the draft bill of proposed "Mass Communication Act, 20...

Another convict of Singhaniya's murder sent to custody

| February 12, 2019

Impunity Update


District Court Dhanusha remanded Pawan Lama, another conflict on the murder of media entrepreneur Arun Singhaniya to custody for investi...

FF alarmed over National Assembly Member's demand to ban social media

| February 11, 2019

Freedom Forum has been alarmed over the demand of a National Assembly Member to ban the social network as Facebook and twitter.

CPN (Maoist Centre...

Journalists Affected

Nepal Press Freedom lists journalists as victims of Violations

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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

Minister's Threat Deplorable

Freedom Forum is concerned over the statement of Minister of Internal Affairs and Law in Province 3, Salikram Jamakattel, who has warned the journa...

Minister's Threat Deplorable

  • Posted By: Ashmita Pokharel
  • Posted On: 2019-02-10 07:49:44

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Courageous Journalism Award to Yadav

Courageous Journalism Award to Yadav

Nepal's southern plain, as compared to the capital city and other places, is facing growing risk in terms of physical and professional security...

Courageous Journalism Award to Yadav

  • Posted By: 'Admin'
  • Posted On: 2018-11-18 15:00:09

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Freedom Forum Chairperson Felicitated With Journalism Award

Freedom Forum Chairperson Felicitated With Journalism Award

We are pleased to share the happiness that Chairman of the Freedom Forum, Taranath Dahal, has been felicitated with the Chijkumar Bishnu Kumari Shr...

Freedom Forum Chairperson Felicitated With Journalism Award

  • Posted By: Krishna Sapkota
  • Posted On: 2018-11-18 14:59:45

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