Journalist Rupa Sharma 'Neha' associated with the Metro FM has been issued death threat recently over an article she published in a fortnightly magazine in the capital city, Kathmandu.
According to the Metro FM, journalist Neha was issued death threat because of the coverage on women's issues.
These incidents are obviously the violation of press freedom and journalists' right to make news.
Issuing death threat merely on the dissatisfaction over the article shows that people do not seek legal recourse but turn aggressive towards journalist. Such incident creates panic in the journalist which results in self-censorship.
Therefore, Freedom Forum condemns both of these incidents and urges the concerned local administrations to arrest the culprits and mete out action on them.
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