Journalist duo Dayanidhi Bhatta, reporter of Janadisha Daily and Arun Baral, reporter of Janaastha weekly were held by Indian security personnel along the Nepal-India southern border at Miteripul near by Birganj on May 30.
The security personnel misbehaved with them after taking photos of Nepal-India border line and deleted all photos. They were released after half-an-hour of the arrest.
Freedom Forum condemns the incident as it violates the journalist's right to reporting in public place which is internationally recognized and respected. Barring and harassing journalists of taking photos in public place is, very indeed, a violation of freedom of expression. Therefore, Forum would like to draw the attention of Nepal government to take diplomatic initiatives on such issues.
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