Incident Reports

Former Forest Minister Ale threatens journalist


Former Forest and Environment Minister Prem Bahadur Ale threatened senior sub-editor of Kantipur Daily on Monday during a telephone interview. 

Miya has accused Ale of abusing and threatening him when he called for a telephone interview on Monday. Federation of Nepali Journalists has condemned the incident in a press release. 

Kantipur Publications has clarified that if there were any concerns on the issues of the news, there's a provision of the legal process. However, threatening journalists seriously violates press freedom. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary 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 UML and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
National/Online Media