Freedom Forum's representative for province 3, Ashok Dahal reported that the journalists were barred from entering the Prime Minister residence at Baluwatar for covering the private ceremony on September 8, 2018.
According to Mr. Dahal, no journalists were allowed to enter the PM residence where the gathering of Oli clan was taking place. The journalists were kept outside in the waiting room where they were barred to take photos and videos or even enter inside the premise.
Freedom Forum expresses serious concern to the PM residence administration behavior towards media person. Not allowing journalists for news coverage (photos and videos) in an event organized inside the premise of the government-owned property is suspicious. Barring the journalist form reporting is against the constitutional right for freedom of the press, right to information of the public and against democratic values. Hence, FF strongly urges the authority to respect press freedom, citizen's access to information.
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