Tarai-based Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum (MJF) has announced to prohibit the distribution of two broadsheet newspapers in Parsa from July 29, Tuesday.The statement issued on Tuesday by MJF Parsa District Committee Secretary issued notice to ban the distribution of two national dailies -Annapurna Postand Kantipur-for allegedly not covering the news of their party.
According to Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Parsa District President Satrughan Nepal, the distribution and sale of these newspapers was completely halted today.
Terming it a straight interference and restriction to the free media and freedom of expression, Freedom Forum condemns such meanest act which merely downplays the role of media. The Forum asks the government and local administration to curb such activities being taken place in various Tarai districts.
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