In association with
Logo Logo Logo

FNJ Khotang protests death threat to journalist


KATHMANDU: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Khotang has protested a Nepali Congress district leader’s threatening a journalist in the district over a news.
The FNJ Khotang said Nepali Congress Khotang district president Naresh Kumar Shrestha issued death threat to journalist Uttam Chaulagain over a news report about the former’s non-cooperation in keeping a suspected coronavirus patient in quarantine.
NC Khotang district president Shrestha threatened a journalist just for writing news although he could issue a refutation if he had any objections to the news or could have taken recourse to legal process to seek legal redress, the FNJ Khotang said in a statement.
The FNJ Khotang also said that it was a matter of regret for the entire journalism fraternity that a journalist has been given death threat at a time when actually journalists need encouragement as they have been fulfilling their responsibilities without caring for their life in such adverse situation owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This is not what is expected of a responsible district leader. So, we draw the attention of the government and all sides concerned to the need of creating environment conducive for the practice of unrestrained and independent journalism, protecting the full press freedom guaranteed by the constitution,” the statement issued by FNJ Khotang branch president Daman Rai states. The FNJ Khotang has also strongly called on the government for security to journalist Chaulagain.

For Indian tourists travelling by land:- 72 hours (-ve) C-19 report, CCMC form and Antigen Test at entry point

For Indian tourists travelling by land:- 72 hours (-ve) C-19 report, CCMC form and Antigen Test at entry point

Comment here !
Related News

KATHMANDU:- The National Information Commission (NIC) has punished chiefs of 33 offices for denying imparting information to the seekers. They

KATHMANDU:- The British Red Cross has provided sanitary materials to the Nepal Red Cross Society for use in emergency periods.

KATHMANDU:- An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 shook Nuwakot, Nepal on Saturday morning. The quake took place around 40 km North

MYAGDI:- Six families have been displaced due to landslides occurred at different places of Malika Rural Municipality-4 in Myagdi district.


Headlines
Information for Indian tourists travelling by land:- 72 hours (-) C-19 report, CCMC form and Antigen Test at entry point
Information for Indian tourists travelling by land:- 72 hours (-) C-19 report, CCMC form and Antigen Test at entry point
Information for Indian tourists travelling by land:- 72 hours (-) C-19 report, CCMC form and Antigen Test at entry point