Employees affiliated with Unity Life International, a company that is allegedly operating its networking business illegally, threatened, manhandled and misbehaved with journalists in the various part of the country.
Journalist duo Rajnessh Bhandari and Bikash Adhikari of Kantipur Television along with journalist Krihna Gyawali were manhandled by employees involved with the Unity Life International in Jawalakhel on 19 May. All three journalists had reached the head office of Unity Life International for reporting in the time of attack. The people involved with Unity forcibly took away the cameras of the journalists and kept with them for a while.
Freedom Forum strongly condemns the incidents and asks the government to take immediate action against all perpetrators of the incidents. No illegal activities can be hidden by issuing threats to the journalists, manhandling and attacking journalists. Freedom Forum urges the Unity's employees to respect the notion of press freedom and act in responsible manner. The Forum calls on the government to provide ample security to journalists.
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