Freedom Forum's attention has been drawn towards an anti-press incident occurred in Dharan, an eastern hilly city of the country on June 7, 2011.
Identifying themselves as Bhuvan Yakkha Rai, Chairman of Jatiya Kirat Yakkha Chhumma in Dharan Municipality, an ethnic group and Basant Rai of the same threatened Binay Pradhan, a reporter of the Avenues Television over phone that he would face dire consequences as he did not cover the news of the programmes the group conducted.
It has been common in the country that various ethnic groups have been mushrooming and going on rampage to fulfill their partisan and even individualistic interests. Media and journalist are obviously the victims of such region and caste-based groups.
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