Call for action against those manhandling journalists

By RSS on Nov 14,2017 - 13:56

The Federation of Nepali Journalists has demanded that the government take action against those involved in physically assaulting two journalists covering a news report inside an education institution in the capital. 
TV Today correspondent Kanta Giri and photo journalist Darshan Khatri were mistreated in course of news reporting at the Institute of Management Studies on Sunday by its proprietor Bhawana Rana and other staff, while they were taken into custody after having their camera and mobile phones seized. 
Strongly protesting and condemning the incident that violated the journalists' right to collect and disseminate news freely, the FNJ has in a statement issued here today called for action against those involved in it and ensure that such anti-press freedom incidents are not repeated in the future. 
Soon after the incident, police arrived and took both the journalists into custody and took them under control for around four hours at the Singha Durbar police circle. They were released only in the evening after an initiative by the FNJ and the Press Council Nepal, adds the statement. 

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