Rajendra Prasad Awasthi, a journalist of Janasarokar Post weekly, received threat by school Principal for covering news on August 22, 2018 in Bhimdatta-18, Kanchanpur. Kanchanpur lies in province 7 of Nepal.
As per the information received by Freedom Forum (FF), Principal of Sunrise School Ganga Chalise threatened journalist Awasthi for covering news about the arrest of two people involved in mobile phone theft in Bhimdatta Municipality.
Freedom Forum strongly condemns the threat issued to journalist by the Principal for publishing the news. Reporting and exposing irregularities and corruption of public concern is the prime job of journalists. FF urges the concerned authority to investigate the incident.
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