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Death threat to journalist over film review

Film journalist, Manish Dahal, was issued death threat by a person named Suresh Shrestha from Nepalgunj on May 6, over a news story where he wrote about a film, 'Premgeet'. He wrote the analytical story. The story was published on the Filmy Khabar news portal.

On a telephonic conversation with Freedom Forum, journalist Dahal shared, “Within hours of news publication on film song, an unknown person named, Suresh Shrestha from Nepalgunj threatened me over phone."

"Over the phone, Shrestha said either I should delete the news story or face the attack and death", added Dahal.

Journalist Dahal confirmed that the person, Suresh Shrestha, might have been used by some other person to issue the threat. He had even recorded the conversation between them.

A complaint has been lodged at the Police Station, Teku, informing about the threat.

Freedom Forum seriously condemns this incident which is sheer intimidation on journalists' right to free reporting. Hence, Freedom Forum strongly urges the concerned authority to be aware to prevent attack on journalist Dahal.

For More Information

Freedom Forum

Thapathali, Kathmandu

Post Box No: 24292

Phone No. 4102030, 4102022

Website: www.nepalpressfreedom.org; www.freedomforum.org.np

Email: monitoring@freedomforum.org.np; info@freedomforum.org.np;