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Journalists obstructed from reporting Parliamentary affairs

A group of journalists were barred from reporting a parliamentary meeting on December 21. Six journalists regularly reporting on the Parliamentary affairs were not allowed to enter the space for reporting yesterday in the federal capital Kathmandu.

Senior journalist at Kantipur National Daily, Makar Shrestha said, "The parliamentary meeting was scheduled for approval of two ordinances which lasted for 26 minutes. Earlier we used to report on the meetings sitting in the gallery of meeting hall but this time they asked us to watch the meeting on the screen for reporting."

When asked they said that it was an order from higher officials, Shrestha further informed.

Freedom Forum is concerned over the incident as it is a sheer violation of press freedom.

FF strongly urges the authority to respect journalists' right to free press and ensure free reporting atmosphere in the future.

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