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Journalist receives threat for reporting

Associate editor at https://hamrosabda.com/ Subin Bishwakarma received threat of attack for his reporting on July 25 in Sunsari district. Sunsari lies in Koshi Province of Nepal.

According to information shared by Freedom Forum's representative from Koshi Province, Bikram Niraula, editor Bishwakarma had published news critical to Barahakshetra Municipality's Mayor Ramesh Karki on July 24.

Thereafter, Mayor's staff reached Bishwakarma's house and threatened him of breaking his hands and legs. As this incident came into light, one of the political cadres called on Bishwakarma's mobile and threatened that he would attack Bishwakarma wherever he meets him.

Freedom Forum condemns the incident. There are several ways to report for any concern over the news published but threatening a journalist is sheer violation of press freedom.

FF strongly urges the concerned authority to address the issue and ensure the safety of a journalist to avoid any untoward incident.

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