Reporter with Reja Today daily Santosh Kumar Mishra was misbehaved by police officers in Janakpur on January 14, 2019. Janakpur lies in Province 2 of Nepal
Reporter with Reja Today daily Santosh Kumar Mishra was misbehaved by police officers in Janakpur on January 14, 2019. Janakpur lies in Province 2 of Nepal.
According to the information shared by Freedom Forum's representative for Province 2, Rajan Singh, the metropolitan police officers misbehaved with reporter Mishra while taking pictures of dispute among metropolitan police and locals of Janakpur Sub-Metropolitan Ward No. 4.
"Even after the reporter gave his identity as journalist and informed that he was recording the incident for news, the officers shoved him and took his mobile", informed representative Singh quoting reporter Mishra.
"They then, deleted the photos, videos and returned the mobile back" ,he further said.
The dispute arose after the officers removed hoarding boards placed in front of the shops by their owners.
Freedom Forum condemns the incident because it is the violation of press freedom and hence, urges the concerned authority to address the issue seriously and ensure free reporting atmosphere for journalists.
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