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Media Barred From Reporting Programs

During August 2-3 Nepal visit of the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, many media, especially private ones were not allowed to enter the programs for reporting, photographing and visualizing.

Freedom Forum shows grave concern over government's discrimination towards the private media. Not allowing media persons in the meeting/programs attended by the foreign dignitary is suppressing media and depriving people of their right to information. It is also against journalists' right to free reporting.

Such practice does not suit the democratic culture. So, the FF urges the government to be aware of people's rights to information and journalists' rights should it abides by the democratic norms of free flow of information.