A political cadre issued death threat to journalist Rajendra Neupane for reporting news in Gorkha on December 5. Gorkha lies in Gandaki Province of Nepal.
Neupane is an editor of https://manasalu.com online news portal.
According to Neupane, he had published news about attack on a doctor and health workers at Gorkha Hospital by members of a student wing of the political party.
Following the news update, President of the wing Ratan pariyar called Neupane over phone and threatened not to publish the news or face consequences.
"I will file a complaint against Pariyar at police office”, he said.
Freedom Forum condemns the incident as it is gross violation of press freedom. Had he any reservation on the news, he could resort to the lawful way but threatening journalist is deplorable. Hence, FF urges the concerned authority to ensure safety to the journalists.
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