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Journalist receives death threat by ward chairperson

Rabindra Pun Magar, a journalist of Rola Samachar weekly, received death threat by local representative for criticizing of public hearing on September 10, 2018 in Rolpa.  Rolpa lies in province 5 of Nepal.

As per the information received by Freedom Forum (FF), Chair of Runti Rural Municipality Balaram Budhamagar threatened journalist Pun Magar for for criticizing of public hearing of Rural Municipality.

Freedom Forum strongly condemns the threat issued to journalist by the local representative. Reporting and exposing irregularities and corruption of public concern is the prime job of journalists. FF urges the concerned authority to investigate the incident.

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; info@freedomforum.org.np