A group headed by Bishnu Prasad Sharma claiming himself to be the legal advisor of Khmbuwan National Liberation Front (KNLF), Sunsari attacked Itahari-based regional bureau office of Avenues Television on November 19, Wednesday morning, taking up the issue of news coverage on the investigation being carried out regarding the complaint about land.
The team assaulted the media workers and warned of dismantling the office with bomb blast and scolded Bureau In-charge Sachin Pokharel and correspondent Somnath Bastola and manhandled office assistant Deepak Karki.
Freedom Forum deplores the incident of launching attack on media house and media workers urging the government to create favorable environment where journalists could enjoy their rights. It is an act against press freedom and people’s right to know. The culture of impunity has nurtured anti-press incidents and breaching of freedom of expression in Nepal. The Forum asked the concerned authority to probe into the incident and take actions against guilty.
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