Journalist Threatened by Government Employee in Nepal


The International Federation of

Journalist (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ)

in expressing serious concern over the threats reportedly against a journalist by

a staffer of the District Veterinary Office in Panchthar District, in Nepal’s

Eastern region on July 18, 2012.


Since the District Veterinary

Office is an establishment under the Nepal government, the offender here is a

public servant, subject to the relevant rules of discipline.


According to representatives of

FNJ’s Panchthar Chapter, Deepak Dulal, affiliated with radio station Eagle FM

was visiting the office to investigate complaints of poor service when he was



The FNJ allege that similar

incidents of threatening journalists have occurred repeatedly in the district.


The IFJ joins the FNJ in strongly

condemning the incident, and requests all concerned parties to respect press

freedom and freedom of expression.    



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