Station manager at Fewa Television Hemraj Adhikari and Camera person Samir Sunar were manhandled by a doctor while reporting in Pokhara of Kaski district on January 7, 2019. Kaski district lies in Gandaki Province of Nepal.
Freedom Forum's representative for Gandaki Province Rajan Upadhayay informed that the incident occurred at Charak Memorial Hospital, Prithvi Chowk, Pokhara where reporters duo had reached to report on Dr. Badri Poudel's misbehave with colleague Dr. Rishiram Adhikari in hospital premises.
Representative Upadhyay further informed that Dr. Poudel pushed reporter Adhikari on his back and asked camera person to close the camera when the reporter inquired him about his misbehavior towards another doctor inside the hospital.
Freedom Forum is concerned over the incident as it is a sheer violation of press freedom violation. It is the right of journalists to report on the issues at public places. Hence, FF urges the concerned authority to investigate the issue seriously. FF also reminds citizens and professionals to respect the right of journalist for free reporting and co-operate with the journalists on duty.