VEHICLES VANDALIZED, NEWSPAPERS BURNED
21 February 2008
of Kantipur Publications and 8,000 copies of Kantipur and The Kathmandu
Post dailies were burnt down by the cadres of Federal Limbhuwan State
Council (FLSC) at around 5 am on 20 February at Surunga - Birtamod
road, an eastern region of Nepal.
to Sanjaya Santoshi Rai, vice president of Federation of Nepali
Journalists (FNJ), vehicle moving to Jhapa was stopped by a dozen of
FLSC cadres and set on fire saying, the news published on Kantipur
daily made their activists arrested. Driver Hom Moktan and distributor
Ganga Ram Bhandari were taken under control by FLSC activists and their
mobile phones were also confiscated before they torched the vehicle.
FNJ has condemned the attacked and urged
the concerned group to stop hindering media persons to continue their
20 February, 2008
Gokul Shrestha reporter and Amrit
Bhatta cameraperson of Sagarmatha Television were attacked by a
mob on 15 February at Bhaktapur,
Sallaghari, a neighboring district of capital city Kathmandu
to Narayan Sundar Kilambu, president of Federation of Nepali
Journalists (FNJ), Bhaktapur Chapter a group of assailants attacked
journo duo while they were covering news about the protest rally
carried out by locals against the police's soft treatment towards Mike
Deula and his father, who had allegedly killed Krishna Prasad Suwal of
Ward 14 of Bhaktapur on Wednesday night.
said that the protesters burnt down the motorbike used by the duo and
break the camera carried by Bhatta. They received scratches on there
Similarly Ganesh Sah news
correspondent of Janaki FM was attacked by a security personnel
on 13 February at Golbazar, Siraha, a district situated at eastern
region of Nepal .
to Dineshwor Prasad Gupta, president of Federation of Nepali
Journalists (FNJ), Siraha Chapter, Sah was attacked by personnel of
Armed Police Force, while he was covering the clash between cadres of
Madhesi Morcha and the police force on Wednesday evening. Sah received
injury on his head with 7-8 stitches. Police personnel attacked him
saying that he is there to burn the police vehicle. After injuring him
they took them to Lahan Hospital and forced doctor to write false
report that the journalist has taken alcohol. Sah is undergoing
treatment at Lahan Hospital .
Like that Subodh Singh Tharu,
cameraperson of Nepal Television
was attacked by cadres of United Democratic Madheshi Front (UDMF) and
Federal Republic National Front (FRNF) on 17 February at around 1:00pm
at Banke, Nepalgunj, mid-western region of Nepal .
to Hemanta Kafle treasurer of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ),
cadres of UDMF and FRNF attacked Tharu while taking out his camera to
cover the protest program. Protesters are not allowing any
camerapersons to cover their protest. UDMF and FRNF has called
indefinite band program from 13 February onwards.
In Biratnagar also Bijaya Kumar
Pathak, editor/publisher of Birat Darpan, a local weekly was
attacked by cadres of the Madheshi People's Rights Forum (MPRF) on 16
February at Mahavir Chowk of Biratnagar, Morang,
an eastern region of Nepal .
a press statement Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Morang
chapter states that cadres of MPRF attacked him asking why he had not
reported their news while he was collecting news about the protest
program organized by MPRF and Federal Republic National Front (FRNF).
Cadres also damaged his motorbike.
MPRF and FRNF has called indefinite band
program from 13 February onwards.
has condemned the attack on journalists and urged protesters not to
hinder journalists to carry out their duties. The federation has urged
concerned group to take a strong action against the assailants.
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