Publisher/ editor of Rekhdekh weekly Prabir Dadel was issued death threat by a local representative in Musikot, Gulmi on October 25. Gulmi lies in Province 5 of Nepal.
According to the information received at Freedom Forum, Musikot Municipality’s Chairperson Deepak KC not only issued death threat but also attempted to attack the journalist.
Chairperson KC also spoke abusive and threatened Dadel of cutting his hand for writing news.
Journalist Dadel has demanded for security with the local administration.
Freedom Forum condemns the incident as it is sheer violation of press freedom and right to information. Issuing death threat to the working journalists for their profession is not acceptable. Hence, FF strongly urges the concerned authority to respect the rights of free press and ensure safe and free reporting atmosphere for journalists.
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