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Police persons manhandled reporters

Photojournalist at https://deshsanchar.com Barsha Shah was misbehaved while reporting in Kathmandu on May 23.

According to reporter Shah, she along with other journalists had reached Tribhuvan International Airport's domestic terminal to report on the government welcoming Hari Budha Magar who had recently summitted the Mount Everest. As soon as the vehicle carrying Magar arrived, the crowd became uncontrollable.

"We were also struggling to take photos and videos of Magar. Meanwhile, on-duty Superintendant of the Police Padam Bahadur Karki approached me and shouted abusively. Police persons also pushed back another journalist at Setopati online Nabin Gurung", shared reporter Shah.

"I am very disappointed with the language the police chief used at me and my colleagues", she added.

Freedom Forum condemns the security officials behaviour towards journalists. FF has been repeatedly recording the incidents where police persons misbehaved with the journalists in the recent days. This is really worrying.

FF again strongly urges the concerned authority to respect journalists' rights and coordinate with them while reporting to ensure citizen's right to information on public issues.

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