Incident Reports

Journalist gets life threat in Parbat


Gandaki, Parbat, Kushma

Baikuntha Giri, who runs, an online news portal from the district headquarters, has been issued a life threat by one Yubaraj Joshi on August 30. Joshi threatened Giri for writing news against him. According to Giri, Joshi issued the threat over the news of six persons held for gambling published in the August 29 edition of the online portal. The victim has filed complaints at the District Police Office and Federation of Nepali Journalists on August 30. FNJ has issued a press release condemning the incident, urging the concerned side to ensure the right of Giri to live freely. 
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Threat/intimidation
Primary Cause Other types of criminal activity
Actor 1 - Number of people 6
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth na