Incident Reports

Rural municipality chairperson accused of issuing death threat against Journalist


Karnali, Jajarkot, Shiwalaya, Ward 3

Journalist Kulendra Bahadur Shahi affiliated with Darshan Khabar has accused the chairperson of Shivalaya Rural Municipality in Jajarkot Sher Bahadur Shahi of issuing death threats against him regarding a news report. According to journalist Kulendra, the rural municipality chairperson made the threat when Kulendra contacted him regarding the issue of the appointment of an employee at Shivalaya rural municipality-4 based health post without issuing a public vacancy announcement. According to the journalist, the Chairperson recruited his own wife for the post without following proper procedures.

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 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