Freedom Forum condemns over a death threat issued to journalist Prahlad Rijal for publishing news about the conflict of Royal Casino on September 11 in Kathmandu. Kathmandu lies in Province 3.
Journalist Rijal is an editor of Arthik Dainik.
In a telephonic conversation with FF, journalist Rijal shared that one of the operators of Royal Casino Bed Prasad Kapri issued death threat to him when he was walking around Gairidhara area.
A few days back, Arthik Dainik had published news about the casino conflict by including Kapri's name along with other operators. Following this, Kapri threatened to journalist and warned not to publish his name in the news about casino conflict.
Royal Casino is located at hotel Yak and Yeti.
However, Journalist issued threat for writing news is against the notion of the free press. It is the sheer violation of press freedom. Hence, FF urges the concerned authority to take action and ensure a safe environment for journalists.
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