Incident Reports

Rural Municipality Chair accused of threatening journalists


Province 1, Sunsari, Harinagara, Ward 2

24-year-old Lukman Ansari and 30-year-old Tevraj Aalam Ansari of Harinagar Rural Municipality-2 have accused Rural Municipality Chairperson of threatening them over a news report. 

The journalists who work at Bhukampa Weekly demanded security in a press release on May 13 stating that Gaphar Ansari Miya threatened them on May 6 through telephone. The chairperson allegedly threatened the journalists for reporting that rice distributed as relief was not of good quality.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
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 Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth youth