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Television Journalist Misbehaved

Freedom Forum expresses concerns over the continued incidents of press freedom violations across the country.

Freedom Forum attention has been drawn towards an incident that the teachers of Children Day Care School at Itahari-1of Sunsari, a district in the southern east of the country misbehaved and attacked journalists on April 18, 2011.

Manoj Bhujel, reporter of News 24 Television and Deepak Karki, cameraperson of Avenues Television were misbehaved by assistant principal of the School Meena Sherpa and teacher Ashwin Khanal while the journalists were making news about the complaints of School children's parents about the excessive fee. A large number of parents thronged the School premises against the exorbitant fee.

Principal Maya Sherpa, Assistant Principal Meena and teacher Khanal abused the journalists verbally using foul language. They also attacked the journalists with sandals.

According to FNJ Vice-Chairman in Sunsari, Santosh Yadav the School has increased the fee by more than 100 percent which is against the rule.

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