Just following nine days of the protest against attack on media persons, another journalist was assaulted in Morong district in the eastern plain of Nepal along the border side.
Narendra Basnet, Editor of Samyantra Weekly brought out from Morong, was beaten up by Amit Neupane, local of Dangihat VDC-5 on May 23, Saturday afternoon following the news coverage on "sexual activities among Sadhus" in the weekly.
Basnet seriously injured in the incident is being treated in Neuro Hospital at Biratnagar. He has got injury in head and chest.
Attention of Freedom Forum has been drawn on the incident over the rising number of anti-press incidents in the east. For the last few months, journalists have been facing a number of threats, harassment and obstruction in Morang. We strongly condemn the incident and ask local administration to provide security to working journalist.
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