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Lawmaker misbehaves journalist

Constituent Assembly (CA) member Ishwari Dayal Mishra misbehaved with senior reporter Bijay Barma of Nepal TV while he was covering the parliamentary party meeting of the Terai-Madhes Loktantrik Party (TMLP) at Singha Durbar, the main administrative building of Nepal, in the capital Kathamdnu on 11 August, 2010.  

Mishra, of the TMLP, a Terai-based party abused Verma aggressively using indecent words.

Freedom Forum dubs the incidents 'shameful act' carried out irresponsibly by CA member. It is very unfortunate that the person who is responsible to uphold press freedom in the country himself violating the norms of press freedom. The Forum strongly denounces the incident and asks the concerned political party to respect journalists’ right to cover news to ensure the public’s right to information.