Incident Reports

Political cadre issues death threat to journalist


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

Freedom Forum is concerned over a threat issued to sub-editor of and photojournalist Prabin Kulung by Niranjan Bam who is a secretary to Political leader Deepak Bohora. The journalist was threatened for writing news against the party Bohora is affiliated to. The incident occurred on 27 February 2019 on Kathmandu. Kathmandu Lies in Province 3 of Nepal.

As per the information received by FF, the journalist had written news against the political leader Bohora in his news portal for changing his party affiliation. For this reason, the leader's secretary Bam called him in his cell phone and issued a death threat.

FF condemns the incident as issuing a death threat to the journalist is against the norm of press freedom. If any citizen has a reservation towards the news published, he/ she can directly register the complaint in Press Council Nepal which is the rightful body to look after such cases. Issuing death threat to the journalist is a serious offense and the incident must be investigated seriously.

For More Information

Freedom Forum

01-4102030/ 4102022

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
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 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations RPP
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
National/Online Media