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Enable free and fearless environment for press freedom-NHRC

KATHMANDU: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the government to enable environment for journalists to exercise journalism in a free and fearless manner.
A statement issued on Thursday on the occasion of World Press Freedom by NHRC’s Spokesperson Mohna Ansari said the government should honour and ensure people’s right to information.
The note also pointed out continuous incidents of threat, murder and arrest of journalists. “Those involved in such criminal activities must be booked.”
Recommendations to take action against those involved in murders, disappearance and detention of journalists during the Maoist decade-long insurgency has entered judiciary process, reads the statement. Two dozen journalists were killed in the past two decades, said data with the Commission.
The Commission has also drawn attention to the incident of manhandling of journalists Dhurba Bhattarai and Suman Suskera on duty by Senior Superintendent of Police Dibesh Lohani who is implicated in 33 kilograms gold scam.

Published Date: Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 | 10:20 PM

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