DECEMBER 28, 2015 In Sarlahi, another district in the central southern plains of Nepal, the security persons threatened Bishwonath Thakur and Om Prakash Thakur of attack while they were taking photos on police vandalizing vehicles used by the protestors at Malangawa, on December 21.
Bishwonath, is the station manager of a local Radio Madhes, while Om Prakash, reporter for the Kantipur daily from the district.
Freedom Forum condemns the above incidents which grossly violated the press freedom. The police attack on reporter Jha leading to sickness is quite condemnable. The police persons involved such coordinated attack must be brought to book. Once the security persons, the institution providing security to people, turn demonic to journalists, the frontline right defender, it depicts eroding system, an attack on democratic values. The circulation of newspapers has blocked free flow of information. Also, Freedom Forum wishes for speedy recovery of ailing journalist.
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