A group of sports journalists were misbehaved while reporting in Kathmandu on January 19. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal.
Talking to Freedom Forum, one of the journalists Subash Humagain, senior reporter at https://www.hamrokhelkud.com/ said, "We were interviewing a coach on his team's victory on the day during the post-match press conference. On the fifth question to the coach, one of the members of Cricket Association of Nepal Ajay Bir Pandey stopped us and asked not to bother him with unnecessary questions."
To this, about half a dozen sports reporters replied that they had right to ask relevant questions to the concerned and requested Pandey not to obstruct their reporting. But Pandey did not stop abusing journalists in front of the players. The conference was then, cancelled after the incident.
The journalists were reporting on ongoing PM Cup National Cricket Tournament 2077.
Freedom Forum is concerned over the incident as it is sheer violation of press freedom. Journalists' right to free reporting is guaranteed by the Nepal's constitution. Hence, FF strongly urges the concerned authority to respect journalists' right to reporting.
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