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Journalist mistreated, his camera briefly seized, while covering film shoot

(FNJ/IFEX) - Ram Sarraf, a photo journalist with "The Himalayan Times" and "Annapurna Post" was harassed by employees of the National Medical College on 26 June 2007 at Birgunj, Parsa, a district in central Nepal.

Some college employees roughed up Sarraf. They also seized his camera while he was on the campus premises to cover the shooting of a Bhojpuri-language film, "Bhaiya Hokhe Ta Aisan", reported FNJ Parsa member Shiva Sankar Shah. They took Sarraf's camera and held it for half an hour before forcing him to leave the compound. They also warned him not to enter the compound again.

FNJ has condemned the incident and has urged the college's employees to apologise and publicly commit not to repeat such incidents in the future. FNJ also demanded stern action against those involved.

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