Freedom Forum is concerned over an incident where three journalists of Province 5 namely, Priya Smriti Gajmer of Pradesh Today Daily, Shiva Raj Khanal of Radio Deukhuri and Shivu Khanal of Ganatantra Dainik were misbehaved during the reporting. The incident occurred on December 23, 2018 at Dang, Deukhuri. Dang lies in Province 5 of Nepal.
According to the information sent by FF's representative for Province 5- Sudeep Gautam, the reporters were at the place to report about the animal smuggling in the area. The locals in the place obstructed the truck loaded with the bulls. Police were present there to control the locals.
According to the reporters, Police misbehaved with the reporters and deleted the pictures they had taken earlier. However, the police claim that no such incident took place and journalists were not misbehaved.
FF condemns the incident as no journalists and reporters should be misbehaved during the reporting. The officials should investigate the case seriously and ensure safety to the reporters on duty.
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