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Local representative threatens journalist

Sujan Timshina, a chief editor of localsandesh.com, received threat by ward chair for covering news on October 23, 2018 in Ilam. Ilam lies in province 1 of Nepal.

As per the information received by Freedom Forum (FF), ward chair of Suryodaya municipality-3, Hom Karki threatened journalist Timshina for covering news. Ward chair Karki threatened via telephone saying, “I am also the resident of Suryodaya, write news with understanding".

Freedom Forum strongly condemns the threat issued to journalist by the ward chair 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.


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.np; info@freedomforum.org.np;