Incident Reports

Journalist attacked at Damak Land Revenue while filming a video of official accepting bribe


Province 1, Jhapa, Damak

Journalist Khagendra Ghimire was attacked at the Land Revenue Office on December 1 by an accountancy practitioner and other empolyees during the controversy that erupted after filming a video of the employee taking bribe. 

The service recipient had bribed the employee Rajbanshi inside the office to block the land of the former Shivgunj VDC-1. The cameraperson had reached the Land Revenue Office Damak after receiving a tip-off that the Land Revenue staff had solicited bribe from the service recipient. 

After the attack, journalist Ghimire lodged a complaint at the Area Police Office, Damak. Ghimire, the director of Research TV, is constantly active in the campaign against corruption and bribery.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Secondary Form Attack on Journalist
Weapons None
Primary Cause Issues related to freedom of expression and civil rights
Secondary Cause Freedom of Expression
Actor 1 - Number of people 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Injured 1
National/Online Media