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Death threat to news editor

Editor-In-chief at www.bikashnews.com Ram Krishna Poudel received death threat through phone call for news published on the portal on July 14.

Talking to Freedom Forum, chief editor Poudel shared that several news about entrepreneur Durga Prasai were published on the news portal. A news was published on July 7 stating Prasai as a fraud businessman who had been avoiding his loan payments in different banks. Following this, Prasai called on Poudel's mobile and asked him to delete the news.

"As I refused to delete the news, he asked me to meet him. I asked him to meet me in my office but he did not show up. He rather called me again and said that he has been finishing off everyone who is against him so he will not spare me too", informed editor Poudel. 

He has sent more that 50 messages on Poudel's WhatsApp but he has been ignoring the messages. "I am worried he is attempting to hack my social media accounts," chief editor Poudel shared the plight.

Freedom Forum condemns the death threat issued to the journalist for publishing news. The concerned is urged to follow legitimate ways for any concern over the news instead of threatening the journalist. The authority concerned must pay heed to the security of editor Poudel to avoid any untoward incident. Violations of press freedom is against democratic values.

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