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Press Releases

List of Press Releases

SCRIBE THREATENED
|September 06, 2019

 AUGUST 13, 2008 &nbs...

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FREEDOM FORUM CONDEMNS RISING THREAT TO JOURNALISTS AND MEDIA HOUSE
|September 06, 2019

June 1, 2008

Press Release

Freedom Forum Condemns Rising Threat to Journ...

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FF condemns re-arrest of journalist Hamal
Ashmita Pokharel |September 04, 2019

Freedom Forum condemns the re-arrest of journalist and anti-corruption activist Om Hamal from Sup...

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IMPUNITY BEHIND RISING THREATS AGAINST MEDIA
|August 20, 2019

Press Freedom Report : 2010  

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Investigative journalist Pudashaini found dead; FF urges security to investigate fairly
|August 13, 2019

Freedom Forum has been alarmed over the death of journalist Shalikram Pudashaini in a hotel of Na...

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VEHICLE VANDALIZED
|August 11, 2019

The banda (general shutdown) enforcers have been targeting media even on the third day (22 May) o...

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GOVERNMENT EXPELS UN HUMAN RIGHTS WATCHDOG
|August 09, 2019

Alert - Nepal
SOURCE: ARTICLE 19 15 December 2011 
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MEDIA IN DANGER
|August 09, 2019

 MAY 20, 2012  &n...

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DEMONSTRATORS TARGETING MEDIA CONTINUOUSLY
|August 07, 2019

The banda (general shutdown) enforcers have been targeting media even on the third day (22 May) o...

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FF WELCOMES COURT DECISION ON DEKENDRA'S CASE
|July 25, 2019

Update on Dekendra's Case

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journalists barred from entering a stadium
|July 22, 2019

September 25, 2013, sports journalists were barred from entering a stadium to report and visualiz...

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GETTING GOVERNMENTS ON BOARD: TO WIN THE BATTLE AGAINST IMPUNITY, COMPLIANCE IS KEY
|July 16, 2019

Message from

Annie Game
Executive Director, IFEX <...

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DEBATE ON INTERNET FREEDOM BEGINS IN NEPAL
|July 14, 2019

(Narayan Prasad Ghimire)

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NFDB CRITERIA FOR FILM MAKERS, DIRECTORS VIOLATES FOE
|July 14, 2019

Nepal Film Development Board has set new criteria for anyone producing and directing films.
...

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HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AND CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS FACE INCREASING THREATS
|July 12, 2019

Human Rights Day, 10 December -

All over the world, human rights defenders and civ...

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Arun Singhaniya's murderers awarded with life imprisonment
Ashmita Pokharel |July 03, 2019

Freedom Forum welcomes Dhanusha District Court verdict for awarding life imprisonment to San...

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Two persons arrested for waving black flag at PM
Ashmita Pokharel |June 20, 2019

Freedom Forum condemns the arrest of 2 persons who were involved in waving black flag to the Prim...

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Tampering street painting: Move against Freedom of Expression
Ashmita Pokharel |June 18, 2019

Freedom Forum is alarmed by an incident where street paintings painted by artists of Khoj Samuha...

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Freedom Forum concerned over rising cyber crime cases
Ashmita Pokharel |June 13, 2019

13 June 2019

Press Release

Freedom Forum is...

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International Relations committee bars journalists from reporting the committee meeting
|June 07, 2019

Freedom Forum is concerned over the International Relations Committee of the federal parliament o...

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Anti-corruption campaigner arrested for abusing journalists online
Deepa Adhikari |May 31, 2019

FF is concerned over both verbal abuses against journalists by anti-corruption campaigner Gyanend...

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JOURNALISTS BARRED FROM REPORTING STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING FOR THE FOURTH TIME
|May 16, 2019

Freedom Forum is alarmed again over the obstruction on journalists from reporting the meeting of...

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Security Officials arrest civilian for protesting against PM Oli
|May 06, 2019

Photo Credit: Republica Online
Freedom Forum condemns the incident where Rudra Pr...

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Supreme Court asks CIAA to show reasons behind Dixit's arrest
|March 21, 2019

Date: 2016-04-28 

The Supreme Court has issued an order in the name of the an...

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Freedom of Expression on Internet: A topic to discuss in Nepal
|March 21, 2019

Date: 2016-05-05 

The rise of social networks and the news portals have posed...

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Government policy document attempts to curtail FoE, discourage media pluralism
|March 21, 2019

Date: 2016-05-09 

The government brought the policy and programmes for the co...

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Another accomplice on Singhaniya's murder arrested
|March 21, 2019

Date: 2016-05-16 

Police have arrested a man involved in the murder of media...

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Directive on Online Media Breaches Freedom of Expression
|March 21, 2019
Date: 2016-06-16 
Policy Watch

Freedom Forum has been alarmed over the rece...

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Media’s constant follow up whets agenda, ensures change: Experts
|March 21, 2019

(Narayan Prasad Ghimire)

Kathmandu, July 7: Experts on media and gender s...

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Serious concern over Press Council’s plan to conduct license exam for journalists
|March 17, 2019

Date: 2016-08-16 

Freedom Forum has been seriously concerned over Press Counc...

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To gross attack on freedom of expression in Nepal, popular satirical song deleted from YouTube within two days of release
|February 17, 2019

To the latest episode of government's series of attacks on freedom of expression and press fr...

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FF draws Ministry's attention on draft bill of proposed Mass Communication Act- 2018
|February 12, 2019

Freedom Forum submitted a 24-point attention letter to the Ministry of Information and Communicat...

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Another convict of Singhaniya's murder sent to custody
|February 12, 2019

Impunity Update

2017-07-09 


District Court Dhanusha remanded Paw...

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FF alarmed over National Assembly Member's demand to ban social media
|February 11, 2019

2018-03-28 
Freedom Forum has been alarmed over the demand of a Nati...

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Concern over attacks on election campaigning
|February 11, 2019

2017-05-12 

Freedom Forum has been concerned over the spate of threats and attacks...

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Concern over Online Mass Communications Operation Directive 2017
|February 11, 2019

Policy Watch

2017/3/24

Freedom Forum h...

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Writ petition filed at SC against Online Media Directive
|February 11, 2019

Policy Watch

2017-03-27

A writ petition has been filed at Supreme Co...

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Journo Uma Singh's murderers sentenced life imprisonment
|February 11, 2019

Impunity Watch

Janakpur High Court has delivered its final verdic...

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Serious concern over limiting public places for peaceful protest
|February 11, 2019

2018-07-01
Freedom Forum has been seriously concerned over the government...

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Excessive vat on internet intended to suppress freedom of expression online in Nepal
|February 11, 2019

2018-07-19

Freedom Forum has been concerned over the excessive va...

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Additional service charge on internet intended to suppress freedom of expression online in Nepal
|February 11, 2019

2018-07-19

Freedom Forum has been concerned over the additional t...

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Use of force on Dr KC during peaceful strike in Jumla condemnable
|February 11, 2019

2018-07-20

Freedom Forum is alarmed by the vehement use of force...

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Radio Madhesh locked for nonpayment of salary
|February 11, 2019

2018-07-24

Employees of Radio Madhesh, a local community radio located...

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Non-disclosure of cabinet decision a non-transparent, regressive move
|February 11, 2019

2018-07-26

One after another, the government led by Communist Party of...

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FF welcomes Dhungel's arrest
|February 10, 2019

Freedom Forum welcomes the much-awaited arrest of an absconding Maoist party leader, Balkrishna D...

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Govt declines access to information on cabinet decisions: a serious blow to accountability and transparency
|February 10, 2019

Freedom Forum has been alarmed by the Government of Nepal (GoN)'s recent move not to disclose...

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Police officer misbehaves with journalist
Ashmita Pokharel |February 10, 2019

A journalist associated with Ujyalo Network, SumanTimsena (Suskera), was misbehaved by Nivesh Adh...

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Government warns of suing civil servants with ETA for their social media post
Ashmita Pokharel |January 21, 2019

Ministry of Federal Affairs And General Administration has warned the agitating civil servants of...

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Nepal Government Promoting Impunity
TARANATH DAHAL |September 06, 2011

Freedom Forum has been seriously concerned over a recent decision of the government effort to wit...

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Media House Vandalism-Violation of Press Freedom
|September 06, 2011

Freedom Forum has been seriously concerned over an incident of press freedom violation occurred i...

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FF Welcomes Release of Suu Kyi and expresses solidarity for more freedom
|November 15, 2010

Freedom Forum Nepal welcomes the release of Myanmar's pro-democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi...

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Press Release-July 20, 2009
|July 20, 2009

Government Policy and Budget Lack Focus on Media Reform

Freedom Forum...

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Press Releases
|April 26, 2009

New government must safeguard freedom of expression, stress ARTICLE 19, FNJ and Freedom F...

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