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Death threat for reporting 

Reporter at https://farakdhar.com/ Deepak Karna received death threat for his reporting on November 2 in Dhanusha. Dhanusha lies in Madhesh Province of Nepal.

Talking to Freedom Forum, reporter Karna shared that he had published a news on dispute between two ward chairpersons of Janakpurdham on November 1 in an news portals (https://todayawaj.com/) being operated from Janakpurdham. Following the news publication, he received several calls and abusive messages pressing to delete the news from online news website.

"I refused to delete the news from website and suggested him to follow legitimate process to complain for any reservation over news", said reporter Karna adding,"later I found that the person was one of the wardchair's son."

Reporter Karna further informed that the boy confessed in front of the police and fellow journalists and apologized in written for his misbehaviour.

Freedom Forum is concerned over threat issued to the reporter. Though the person apologized for his misbehaviour, such incident creates panic among journalists which may lead to censorship. Hence. FF urges all the concerned to approach media regulatory body, Press Council Nepal for any reservation over  the published news.

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