Jhalak Gaire, Chairperson of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Nepalganj chapter was beaten up by Krishna Khanal, Manager of Avenues TV Nepalganj contact office on May 29, Saturday.
Garire was attacked while returning to home after completing his assignment in local Kalprishtha Daily being published from Nepalgunj. According to Gaire, inebriated Khanal stopped him on the way and started beating him without any explicit reason.
After the incident, police arrested Khanal for his indecent actions against the journalist.
Freedom Forum condemns the incident and asks the local administration to take action against guilty as per the legal provision. It is abominable act on the part of a journalist of national television channel to thrash and harass another working journalist. As journalists should go hand-in-hand to fight for the better press freedom and freedom of expression at the moment, it does not give good message."
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