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Colonel warns of physical action on journalist Gautam

Freedom Forum has been concerned over the threat of action by a security person on a journalist in Nepalgunj, city in the southern plan of the Midwestern region of Nepal on April 17, 2012.

Colonel Raju Nepali warned of physical action on district correspondent with the Nagarik daily, Dinesh Gautam for publishing a news story about his clash with locals.

According to the Nagarik daily, reporter Gautam was warned of physical action by colonel Nepali saying, "Why did you publish the news about my disputes with locals? If I am punished because of your news story, I will attack you."

It indicates that even the government bodies/persons and security are ignorant about journalists' rights and people's right to information.

Freedom Forum condemns the incident and urges the concerned administrations to provide security to the journalist to avoid possible risk.