FNJ denounces threat to reporters

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Jan 17, 2019-

The Federation of Nepali Journalists has strongly denounced the incident where

journalists—including an FNJ member and reporter with Kantipur daily Biplav Bhattarai—were threatened while on duty.

Director of B&C Hospital, at Birtamod of Jhapa district, Durga Prasain, threatened journalists over the phone, even using abusive language, the FNJ stated in a press release.

According to the FNJ Ilam branch, Prasain hurled abuses when journalists tried to

confirm whether a Chaitanya Mainali was going to Ilam to meet with Dr Govinda KC.  The FNJ concluded that the incident is a deed against press freedom. The federation has strongly denounced the ‘anti-press freedom’ act and demanded all sides concerned to respect the constitutional rights of journalists and to ensure such incidents are not repeated.

Published: 17-01-2019 07:57

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