An unidentified group threatened Krishna Shahi, reporter affiliated to Rastriya Samachar Samiti and Nepal Samacharpatra and chief editor of Achham-based Ram Roshan daily and Shiva Raj Dhungana, reporter of Gorkhapatra daily and executive chief editor of Ram Roshan in Far-western Achham district on May 10.
Issuing a letter, the group accused them of misrepresenting their organization's mission by publishing news against their ‘pro-people’ activities. The letter states that journalist duo Sahi and Dhungana would be killed within a month. The letter sent to the office of Ramroshan daily does not bear any profile of sender. The journalists of Accham are terrorized after the incident.
Freedom Forum strongly denounces the incident and urges the government to take immediate investigation into the incident and bring the guilty to book at the earliest. "This kind of activities curtails peoples' right to know and terrorize the journalists for free and fair reporting," the Forum concludes. The Forum also asks the government to provide physical security to the journalists as per need.
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