30 March 2008
Achham , Nepal
 
FM station threatened
 
Radio Ramaroshan, the only FM in the district was threatened to capture by the CPN-Maoist cadres on 30 March at Achham, located at a far western region of Nepal . 
 
According to the Bed Prakash Timalsina, president of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Achham Chapter, while speaking at an electoral mass meeting at Janali Bandali Maoist leader Jhankar Bahadur Rawal threatened to seize the radio station. Then Maoists cadres surrounded the FM transmission center at Thulasain, said Timalsina. Maoists are threatening the radio for broadcasting news against them.
 
However, they ray way when a police team reached the site to provide the security.
 
FNJ has condemned the attack on media and urged the concerned group not to hider the press freedom and freedom of expression and to be aware about the right to information. It also urged the government to punish the guilty and asked to be more serous to provide sufficient security to media person at the time of CA election.
Pradeep Kaphle
Tanahun, Nepal

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