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Media denied easy entry into stadium premises for reporting

The media persons were barred from entering the TU stadium thereby hindering the reporting on the ongoing cricket match played between Nepal and Kenya on March 11.

Media persons had reached stadium to report on the Nepali team's training on the eve of the first match. The World Cricket League Championship match was held between Nepal and Kenya. Security persons did not allow their entry despite sporting Pass given by the ICC. The security persons told reporters that they had the instruction not to allow reporters inside the stadium.

Later, they managed to enter, but due to sorry state of management, they had to make news despite rains.

Freedom Forum condemns the obstructions and hassle the reporters had to face while reporting. The security's barring of journalists hindered the atmosphere for free reporting. The concerned authority must realize the mistake and respect press freedom. 

For more information,
Freedom Forum
Thapathali, Kathmandu
Post Box No: 24292
Phone No. 4102030, 4102022
monitoring@freedomforum.org.np; info@freedomforum.org.np
Website: www.nepalpressfreedom.org; www.freedomforum.org.np