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Death Threat issued on Journalists

Freedom Forum has been concerned over an incident of press freedom violation occurred in Pokhara, a city in the western region of Nepal, on April 10, 2012.

Publisher and editor of the local Dawn News daily, Rajendra Adhikari and its photo journalist Bandu Raj Parajuli were issued death threat by Gunda Raj Shrestha, a cadre of workers' union affiliated to the Maoists party for publishing news about syndicate in the transportation a month back.

Shrestha threatened over phone that if they continued writing news about syndicate system, he would kill them.

Journalists in Nepal are being the butt of attack and threats merely on their reporting against malpractices. It is the latest series of that.

Freedom Forum, therefore, urges the local administration to nab Shrestha and mete out punishment, and provide security to the journalists.