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Recent Incidents

Reporter Gyawali attacked while covering a protest

| October 11, 2021

Reporter to Lumbini Television and Butwal FM Dinesh Gyawali was attacked while reporting in Butwal on October 10. Butwal lies in Lumbini Province of Nepal.

Reporter Gyawali was attacked w...

Political cadres manhandle reporter; threaten him not to publish news against them

| October 05, 2021

Reporter to https://www.nepalpress.com/ (an online news portal) Umesh Karki was manhandled by political cadres while reporting in Kathmandu on October 4. Kathmandu is the federal capital of Nepal.<...

Arrest warrant issued against journalist

| October 03, 2021

Correspondent at Radio Shringeshwor of Gulmi, Bhuwan Bhusal, was issued an arrest warrant under cybercrime charge on September 26. Gulmi lies in Lumbini Province of Nepal.

Bhusal shared w...


Press Release

Parliament and Province Assembly bar journalists from reporting

| September 12, 2021

A group of journalists were barred from reporting about the meeting of the House of Representatives on September 8 in Kathmandu. Kathmandu is the capital city of federal Nepal.

The parlia...

ISP disrupts internet for news portal over news reporting

| August 29, 2021

An online news portal https://ourbiratnagar.net/, being operated from Biratnagar, was blocked for 40 hours since August 27. Biratnagar...

Gross misuse of Press Council Nepal to silence media, discredit journalists

| June 25, 2021

Yet again, Press Council Nepal (PCN), a media content regularly body, has 'blacklisted' four online media, arguing that they disregarded its instruction. It has further discredited media re...

Journalists Affected

Nepal Press Freedom lists journalists as victims of Violations

  • 445
    Threatened
  • 8
    Murdered
  • 445
    Obstructed
  • 115
    Arrested
  • 2
    Disappearance
  • 588
    Attacked
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How was Press Freedom envisioned?

Nepali media faced unprecedented attack after the Royal Coup of 2005. The hard earned press freedom guaranteed by the constitution of 1990 was endangered. Entire media fraternity, FoE activists, right defenders and civil society were alarmed over the terror spread by Royal move. It was both the opportunity and challenge that the concept of protecting press freedom in an institutionalized manner was begun, resulting in launching of this website www.nepalpressfreedom.org.

Taranath Dahal, Executive Chief , Freedom Forum

What people say?

As a university teacher of Journalism and Mass communications. I frequently recommend my students to visit this website so that they could understand Nepali media landscape, press freedom and FoE issues thoroughly. The reports Freedom Forum produces are often presented as references on FoE and press freedom.

Trishna Acharya, Coordinator and Lecturer, Journalism and Mass Communications, Divyabhumi Multiple College

Why www.nepalpressfreedom.org ?

In view of the hostile atmosphere for the exercise of civil and political rights specially after 2005/2006, the emergence of Freedom Forum and its FoE violation monitoring outlet- www.nepalpressfreedom.org bears significant importance in Nepal. The relentless watch over government policies and laws, monitoring of press freedom violation and advocacy to end impunity for crime against journalists must be continued in Nepal. It is the very need this website has addressed.

Harihar Birahi, Ex- Chair, Press Council Nepal and Ex- Chair, Federation of Nepali Journalists

Event News

WORKSHOP ON JOURNALISM POLICY AND LAWS CONCLUDED

 AUGUST 13, 2008  Biratnagar- Media persons, legal practitioners,...

WORKSHOP ON JOURNALISM POLICY AND LAWS CONCLUDED

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  • Posted On: 2019-09-06 09:13:08

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THIRD REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON MEDIA LAWS AND POLICY

 AUGUST 13, 2008  Freedom Forum recently organized a regional leve...

THIRD REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON MEDIA LAWS AND POLICY

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MEDIA POLICY AND LAW REGIONAL WORKSHOP

 AUGUST 16, 2008  Participating speakers at a regional workshop or...

MEDIA POLICY AND LAW REGIONAL WORKSHOP

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WESTERN REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON MEDIA

 AUGUST 16, 2008  It has been felt that there are various shortcom...

WESTERN REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON MEDIA

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TWO-DAY WORKSHOP ON MEDIA POLICY AND LAWS

 AUGUST 25, 2008  Freedom Forum organized a two-day long workshop...

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP ON MEDIA POLICY AND LAWS

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