In yet another incident, Image TV Channel journalist duo, Bipana Upadhyay and Rajendra Napit, were misbehaved and manhandled in course of covering news of the Unified CPN (Maoist)'s Singha Durbar gherao programme on November 13, Friday.
Maoist cadres took control the camera and recorder of journalists Upadhya and Napit while the latter were talking to school students present in the rally and sloganeering in Anamnagar and Putalisadak during the Singha Durbar besiege.
The agitators abused and threatened the journalists on the spot taking up the issue of news aired through Image Channel.
The Forum strongly condemned the misbehavior and manhandling to journalists and demanded investigation into the incident and actions against the guilty and the return of the tape recorder seized in course of the demonstration.
The Forum also urged the Maoist leadership to respect journalist's constitutional right to cover and disseminate news.
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