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Television journalist receives anonymous death threats following coverage of corruption cases

(FNJ/IFEX) - Prem Baniya, a senior reporter with Avenues Television station, has recently received repeated telephoned death threats.

According to FNJ Avenues Television chapter secretary Pramod Ayam, these threats follow the revelation of corruption cases broadcast in a programme called "Khabar vitra ko Khabar", of which Baniya is the host.

The journalist told FNJ that he is in a state of agony and fear due to the threats. He also informed FNJ that the threats are anonymous.

FNJ condemns threats against journalists carrying out their duties and asks the government authorities to identify and punish the perpetrators. It also demands that journalists' safety be ensured and states that a safe environment to exercise press freedom is essential.

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