Two journalists were barred from reporting on the 6th municipal assembly of Sindhuli Kamalamai Municipality 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 the 6th municipal assembly as Municipal Chief Khadga Bahadur Khatri asked journalists for an entry pass. Further, Khatri asserted that the discussed Assembly issues were not of serious kind. So, journalists were not invited for reporting.
FF condemns the incident where journalists were barred for reporting. It 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 the issues of public concern.
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