Incident Reports

Two journalists assaulted by Nepali Congress party members in Solukhumbu


Two journalists, Subash Darnal and Raman Ban who went for reporting about the Presidential election for the District committee of Nepali congress were assaulted by party members  on December 30. 

Among the accused is District vice-chairperson of  Nepal Students Union Jivan Basnet, Secretary of Tarun Dal Skhekhar Basnet, Regional representative Pradip Basnet, Chairperson of Nepal Students Union-Dudhkoshi Bibhusan Rai. The assault resulted in the physical damage of the microphone and recorder used during the reporting. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Attack on Journalist
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Freedom of Expression
Secondary Cause Freedom of Expression
Actor 1 - Number of people Not Available
Actor 1 - Affiliations Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth youth
Actor 2 - Number of people 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
National/Online Media