Police persons attacked reporters to www.todaykhoj.com Santosh Yadav and Shivendra Rohita while reporting in Dhanusha on August 13. Dhanusha lies in Province 2 of Nepal.
Freedom Forum’s representative Rajan Singh reported that Yadav and Rohita were reporting on death of a woman in a hospital after her family started a protest to stop police taking away the dead body reasoning hospital’s negligence on her treatment. Reporters sustained minor injury on the baton charge by police persons while forcefully taking away the dead body.
Reporters duo were attacked even after disclosing their identity as media person., informed representative Singh.
Freedom Forum is concerned over the incident as it is sheer violation of press freedom. Journalists should not be intimidated while performing their duty. Hence, FF urges the concerned authority to respect the rights of journalists and create fear free atmosphere for fair reporting.
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