Incident Reports

NC leader threatens a journalist over news article in Karnali Province


Press Chautari Nepal has drawn serious attention to the death threats given to Sher Bahadur Thapa, a member of the Karnali Pradesh Committee of Chautari and Chairman of the Parliamentary Affairs Journalists' Society. Threats have been made to journalist Thapa under the direction of Nepali Congress state parliamentary party leader Jeevan Bahadur Shahi. According to Chautari, Shahi has carried out anti-press freedom activities by inciting people close to him.

Journalist Thapa was threatened over the news article published in Nepal Press Dotcom titled 'Red Number Plate in Government Prado: Chief Minister Gives Car to Congress Leader" and 'Jeevan Shahi is now in Prado who used to say ministers should ride motorcycles".

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Threat/intimidation
Primary Cause Issues related to freedom of expression and civil rights
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media