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Death Threat to Journalist

Freedom Forum's attention has been drawn seriously towards an incident of press freedom violation occurred at Kalikot, a hilly district in the mid-western region of the country.

Journalist Deula Singh Thakuri associated with a newspaper, Education Pages was issued death threat over the mobile phone 9745043130 on March 30, 2011. He was issued death threat by an unknown person saying, "You will be killed within few days as you published the news about SLC exams."

Journalist Thakuri said he had reported the news about the irregularities and violation of the circular from the District Education Office, Kalikot while conducting SLC examinations in various exam centers. 

Freedom Forum condemns the threat issued on scribe Thakuri and urges the local administration manage security to the journalist for free and fair journalism.

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