Incident Reports

Two journalists mistreated while covering news in Siraha


Journalists, who went to cover the incident of inhumane treatment of a woman on the charge of witchcraft, have been abused. Surendra Kumar Kamati, the journalist of Naya Patrika and  Shubhnarayan Kamati, Avenues Siraha correspondent, were mistreated by a local Ram Chandra Sah. Sah wanted to settle the incident in the village, but after the team of journalists arrived, he verbally abused and threatened to beat the journalists.

Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Siraha has condemned the incident. FNCCI Siraha president Manoj Banita has demanded action against the accused of attacking the independent press. 

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 Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media