Incident Reports

Newspaper: Journalist threatened to death for publishing news

2018-02-01

Province 2, Dhanusha, Janakpur

The head and employees of Customs office Janakpur has tried to manhandle a journalist Rajkamal Singh for writing a news of their involvement in smuggling. Journalist Singh said the Customs office head and his vehicle driver tried to manhandle him and threaten to death over the news he published. The team of FNJ Dhanusha is coordinating with local administration about the issue. भन्सारकै मिलेमतोमा तस्करी भनेर समाचार लेखेको भन्दै पत्रकार राजकमल सिंहमाथी हातपातको प्रयास भएको छ । भन्सारको मिलेमतोमा तस्करी बढेको भन्ने समाचार किन लेखेको भन्दै कार्यालय प्रमुख र उनका गाडी चालकले पत्रकारमाथी हातपातको प्रयास गरेका हुन् । भन्सार कार्यालय जनकपुरको समाचार पटकपटक लेखेको भन्दै पत्रकार सिंहलाई कार्यालयमै बोलाएर कार्यालय प्रमुख र कर्मचारीले ज्यान मार्ने धम्की दिएको पिडित सिंहले बताए । घटनाको बारेमा पत्रकार महासंघको टोलि र प्रशासन बीच छलफल भैरहेको छ।
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Threat/intimidation
Secondary Form Threat/intimidation
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 Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health) , Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Local Newspaper - Dhanusha

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