Reporter at Nayapatrika national daily Bibek Pokhrel was misbehaved while reporting in Chitwan on October 4. Chitwan lies in Bagmati Province of Nepal.
According to the media reports, reporter Pokhrel had reached Chitwan Media College to report on the ongoing clash among the locals and police in the hospital premises. The clash broke when the victim families started protesting against the hospital administration demanding strict action against the doctor for his alleged carelessness leading to death of one of their family members.
Police officers misbehaved with the reporter while he was interviewing the victim families.
Freedom Forum is concerned over the incident as it is sheer violation of press freedom. FF strongly urges the security authority to respect journalists’ right to free reporting and be aware not to harm the journalists and public while containing the protest.
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