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Threat to journalists over Facebook, mistake admitted

Freedom Forum is concerned about series of threat issued to journalists over Facebook by a political cadre namely Prakash Bista at Lamki of Kailali district recently.

Bista made Facebook status showing dissatisfaction over the news published in a local newspaper which questioned the works of Mayor and government employees of Lamki Chuha Municipality.

After receiving the threat via Facebook, a group of journalists filed a complaint at Federation of Journalist (FNJ) Office. Consequently, the police took under control Bista and grilled him about the threat.

Later he was released after he admitted the mistake regarding the matter and reconciled in written and made apology too. He also agreed to respect press freedom and not to repeat such act in future.

Freedom Forum takes the realization of the mistake by Bista positively.

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