Incident Reports

Ward secretary abuses journalist


Gandaki, Tanahun, Bhimad, Ward 5

Pratap Rana, the treasurer of Federation of Nepalese Journalists and the chairperson of Federation of Nepalese Indigenous Journalists, has alleged that Ramesh Baral, ward secretary of Bhimad Municipality-5, had mistreated him. According to journalist Rana, he was mistreated by ward secretary Baral when he had gone to the ward office for a news piece on 30th April.

Rana, also distirct representative of Kantipur Television had gone to the ward office to enquire about reported exploitation of natural resources.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Secondary Form Attack on Journalist
Weapons None
Primary Cause Issues related to freedom of expression and civil rights
Secondary Cause Freedom of Expression
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth