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Woman journalist attacked in Kathmandu

Freedom Forum  has been alarmed over the attack on editor with the Naya Bidroha weekly, Bhavna Prasai 'Bidrohi', in the night of September 20 in capital city, Kathmandu. The weekly is published from Kathmandu (Province no. 3).

Talking to Freedom Forum's Media Monitoring desk, Editor Bidrohi said, "At round 9-10 pm, a group of people were discussing the political issues near my house. I approached them so as to ease the discussion but one of them aggressively disagreed my opinion and attacked upon me."

"Immediately after attack, I called the Police. Police then, arrested him and dropped me to the hospital", added editor Bidrohi.

She had to be admitted at the emergency section of Bir Hospital. She got minor injuries on head, neck and face.

FF condemns the incident. However, FF is observing whether she was attacked because of her reporting/journalism or not.

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