Freedom Forum expresses concern over the grilling of journalists by the Supreme Court over a news report

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Journalists report on the scene as Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli (C) arrives to attend the first meeting of the House of Representatives, in Kathmandu, Nepal, 7 March 2021, PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP via Getty Images

Nepal: Freedom Forum condemns harassment of journalists over critical reports about the prime minister

The home and office of journalist Babin Sharma were raided by security forces over a news report alleging a secret agreement involving Nepal’s prime minister and a foreign official. Several journalists were also harassed.

NCP youth leader Ram Kumari Jhakri, at an event in Kathmandu, Nepal, 13 December 2013, Photo: Ganesh Paudel - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Freedom Forum says Jhankri’s arrest signals escalating restrictions in Nepal

Ram Kumari Jhankri, a leader of the Nepal Communist Party, was detained for several hours on charges of committing a ‘crime against [the] state.’ The prominent leader has been a vocal critic of the decision to dissolve the House of Representatives in December.

Members of the National Assembly gesture as they vote on a Constitution Amendment bill, Kathmandu, Nepal, 18 June 2020, Narayan Maharjan/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Nepal: Universal Periodic Review report submitted on freedom of expression and civic space

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report on freedom of expression and civic space was submitted by Freedom Forum and Free Press Unlimited in the thirty-seventh Session of the Working Group on the UPR.