Incident Reports

Journalist Prem received death threats and journalist Lalit beaten by ward vice-chair in Kalikot for publishing a news


Karnali, Kalikot, Kalika

Prem Raj Simkhada, a Gorkhapatra correspondent in Kalikot allegedly received death threats over publishing news. Similarly, Lalit Bista, a journalist working for Radio New Karnali FM, was beaten inside the office. Pamphakumari Shahi, the vice-chairperson of Shubhakalika rural municipality in Kalikot district, had attacked media person Bista inside the office saying that the source of the news was published openly on social media and online.

The FNJ has objected that such action against the journalist by the responsible person belonging to the local body and her husband under any pretext is in itself reprehensible and an act against the press. He also called on journalists and media persons to engage in media work in full compliance with the Code of Conduct for Journalists. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Secondary Form Threat/intimidation
Weapons None
Primary Cause Issues related to freedom of expression and civil rights
Secondary Cause Freedom of Expression
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
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 n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media