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Government official threatens reporter

Freedom Forum is concerned over the incident that chief of Agriculture Knowledge Center Raj Narayan Yadav threatened journalist Rakesh Yadav for writing news about the irregularities he involved in. The incident occurred at Rauthat district of Province 2 of Nepal on December 27.

Journalist Yadav is Rautahat district reporter for Janakpur today.

According to FF's representative from Province 2, Rajan Singh- Chief of District Agriculture Knowledge Centre Raj Narayan Yadav threatened Yadav for reporting on the financial irregularities on the distribution of wheat seeds to the locals by provincial government.

"I will finish your career in journalism," said representative Singh quoting the threat to reporter Yadav.

Freedom Forum condemns the incident as it is sheer violation of press freedom and urges the concerned authority to respect press freedom and journalists' right to free reporting.


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