Freedom Forum has released its 2020 report on the state of press freedom in Nepal. The organisation recorded 96 press freedom violations in 2020.
Freedom Forum welcomed the arrest of Hari Lal Pun, one of the individuals convicted for the killing of journalist Thapa. It acknowledged that the arrest is important in addressing the impunity for crimes against journalists in Nepal.
A citizen was attacked for requesting information about the progress of a road constructed at Subarna rural municipality in Nepal.
Freedom Forum has warned that a provision in the new bylaws of the Nepal Telecommunications Authority could authorize the blocking of online content through internet service providers.
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Nepal’s National Human Rights Commission have released statements expressing concern over the rising free speech violations in the country.
Various stakeholders participated in a policy dialogue event organised by Freedom Forum on the proposed Media Council bill.
66 women’s rights, human rights, digital rights, and feminists groups endorse statement on internet blackout in Kashmir.