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Reporter Gautam misbehaved in Chitwan

Reporter Shiva Sharma Gautam affiliated to Chitwan- based Kayakairan daily and Synergy FM was misbehaved while reporting on March 20 evening in Bharatpur, Chitwan. Chitwan lies in Bagmati Province of Nepal. According to the information received at Freedom Forum, staffs of Bhatbhateni Supermarket (a reknowned shopping mall) misbehaved with the reporter and forced him to delete the pictures clicked while reporting at the place. They deleted the pictures even after he revealed his identity as a reporter, informed FF’s representative for Bagmati Province Ram Mani Dahal quoting reporter Gautam. Freedom Forum condemns such activity as it is gross violation of press freedom and right to information. Journalists have every right to report on the social issues and make citizens informed about the issues of their concern. Hence, FF strongly urges the concerned authority to address the issue seriously respecting the rights of journalists and citizen’s right to information. For more information, Freedom Forum monitoring@freedomforum.org 01-4102030/ 4102022