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Ward Chair attacks Journalist

Journalist Kendra Prakash B.P. associated with Madi Khabar Weekly was attacked by ward chair of Swargadwari Municiplity-6 in Pyuthan, a district lies in province 5 of Nepal.

According to information collected by Freedom Forum, Ward Chair Tek Bahadur Bhattarai attacked to journalist B.P. in municipality office at 3 pm by using sharp weapon.

Journalist B.P. sustained major injury. Injured journalist was in under treatment in the Lumbini Zone Hospital, Butawal.

Freedom Forum condemns the incident that obstructed on journalist's right to free reporting. It is the sheer violation of press freedom. FF urges the concerned authority to take action against the attacker and respect press freedom.

 

For further 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.npinfo@freedomforum.org.np;