Three journalists of Province 5 namely, Priya Smriti Gajmer of Pradesh Today daily and Shivu Khanal of Ganatantra daily were misbehaved during the reporting. The incident occurred at Dang on December 23. Dang lies in Province 5 of Nepal.
According to the reporting of FF's representative for Province 5, Sudeep Gautam, the journalists were reporting the livestock smuggling in the area. The locals obstructed the trucks loaded with the oxen. Police were present there to control the locals.
Police misbehaved with the reporters and deleted the pictures they had taken. However, the police claimed that no such incident took place and journalists were not misbehaved.
The security officials need to respect the press freedom and journalists' right to free reporting.
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