Incident Reports

Journos manhandled in Diktel


Province 1, Khotang, Halesi Tuwachung

Locals Keshav Dahal and Raju Shrestha manhandled journalists Sanjiv Rai, Rajan Thatal, Diwas Rijal and Santosh Paudel on Saturday evening when they went to collect news about road construction in Ratnapark at Diktel Bazar.

Dahal and Shrestha assaulted the journalists accusing them of not listening to the woes of the locals and only writing news based on information provided by the municipality and the contractor.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons None
Primary Cause Issues related to freedom of expression and civil rights
Secondary Cause Freedom of Expression
Actor 1 - Number of people 2
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 4
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
National/Online Media