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.
In yet another incident, the participants of Unity's peace rally misbehaved with the journalists on 18 May 2010 in Kathmandu. Participants of the rally forced journalists to delete photos from their cameras.
Unity Life International has been in the news for its illegal activities here in Nepal for last couple of days. Police nabbed two of its director for their alleged involvement in illegal business.
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.