Tejan Khadka, Journalist associated with hamrakura.com an online news portal has been attacked by a local cadre for writing news against him. The incident occurred at Urlabari, Morang at mid-night Saturday on 19th Januray 2019. Morang lies in Province 1 of Nepal.
According to the information received by FF, the journalists was attacked in his own house by Kamal Fyak, son of Ward Chair Bam Bahadur Fyak. Journalist was called outside his house and manhandled by the cadre. Even the mother of the journalist received an injury while rescuing her son. Journalist was attacked as he had written series of news on the corruption of Ward chair.
After the incident, cadre Kamal Fyak is arrested by security officials and is in police custody.
FF condemns the incident as it is a sheer threat to freedom of expression and free press. Journalists are free to write news about political irregularities. Attacking journalists for writing is against press freedom. Hence, FF urges the concerned authority to respect press freedom and book the culprit as per the law.
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