Reporter with an online news portal, baahrakhari.com, Suresh Yadav, was misbehaved while reporting in Dhanusha on January 4. Dhanusha lies in Province 2 of Nepal.
According to Freedom Forum's representative Rajan Singh, reporter Yadav was taking a video of nurses' carelessness in patient's care and rude behavior in the Janakpur Province Hospital. While recording, one of the nurses verbally abused the reporter saying 'stop this recording, this is too much' and seized his mobile.
She also deleted the recorded video, informed Singh. Thereafter, reporter Yadav informed hospital security in-charge of the incident and received his mobile back with the help of the in-charge.
Freedom Forum is concerned over the incident as it is a sheer violation of press freedom. If the health professionals have any discontent over the news content, they can show dissatisfaction in a due manner, but without intimidating journalists' rights. Journalists have every right to report the issues of public concern.
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