REGIONS:

SUBSCRIBE:

Sign up for weekly updates

Journalist manhandled by Maoist activist

(FNJ/IFEX) - The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) is concerned over the mistreatment of journalist Susilbabu Shrestha, the president of the FNJ's Gorkha Chapter, on 15 August 2011. Shrestha was manhandled by a Maoist activist, Manu Gurung, while he was covering a news story about tense discussions between Moaist factions regarding a food transportation contract in the northern part of the district of Gorkha. The incident took place when Shrestha was taking a picture of the people involved in the negotiations.

FNJ strongly condemns this incident and urges the local administration and the Maoists' district leader to ensure that Gurung is appropriately disciplined.

Latest Tweet:

The Tunisian government's overzealous security response to recent anti-austerity protests has put press freedom in… https://t.co/X09DTmmRP9