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Municipal Chief Bars Journalists from Reporting Assembly

Sindhuli based journalists were barred from reporting Sindhuli Kamalamai Municipality 6th Municipal Assembly held on  January 8. Sinduli lies in Province 3.

As per Freedom Forum representative for Province 3, Rammani Dahal, Journalists were not allowed to report on 6th Municipal Assembly as Municipal Chief Khadga Bahadur Khatri asked journalists for an entry pass. Further, Municipal head Khatri asserted that the discussed Assembly issues were not serious kind of and thereby,  journalists were not invited for reporting.

FF condemns the incident where journalists barred for reporting is the disrespect to journalists' right to free reporting. FF urges the concerned authority to respect press freedom and journalists' right to free reporting. It is also the right of citizens to know information about public concern issues. Hence, journalists need to be allowed free reporting of public events.

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Freedom Forum
monitoring@freedomforum.org.np
01-4102030/ 4102022