Reporter with a news portal, www.lokaantar.com, and Radio Janakpur 97.0 MHz, Ajay Anuragi, was misbehaved by son of a political leader while reporting in Dhanusha on July 13. Dhanusha lies in Province 2 of Nepal.
According to the information sent by FF's representative for Province 2, Rajan Singh, Chandra Prakash Yadav, son of ruling Communist Party of Nepal Dhanusha's Chairperson, Raj Kishor Yadav, misbehaved with the reporter Anuragi while taking pictures of water-logged food stuffs at house of CPN's Youth Association Central member Biswanath Yadav.
Chandra Prakash Yadav angrily asked the reporter why he was taking pictures and also pushed him back, informed representative Singh quoting reporter Anuragi.
Freedom Forum is concerned over the incident as it is sheer violation of press freedom. To report on the current issues and making public informed is the duty of journalists. Hence, FF urges the concerned authority to cooperate with journalists and ensure free and safe reporting atmosphere for them.
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