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Leaders abuse journalists verbally for reporting 

Local leaders of political parties in Doti have made abusive comments on journalists in The district. Doti lies in Sudurpaschim Province of Nepal.

According to Freedom Forum's representative in Sudurpaschim Province, local media had published news about Shikhar municipality few days ago.  Following this, local leaders started posting abusive comments against journalists on their social media pages accusing media of defaming leaders.

Freedom Forum is concerned over the incident. Instead of seeking legal help as per available provision, abusing journalists on online space is serious violation of press freedom. Those dissatisfied with news content can go to Press Council Nepal or in case of defamation, they can go to court, rather than abusing journalists. 

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