Nepalese journalist threatened by movie star; peaceful protesters detained

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Pedestrians walk past cinema posters in Kathmandu, Nepal, 6 June 2016, PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP via Getty Images

Nepal: Freedom Forum welcomes court decision acquitting comedian Pranesh Gautam

Comedian Pranesh Gautam was charged in 2019 and detained for eight days over a film review which allegedly insulted filmmakers and artists.

Parliamentarians arrive at the Supreme Court to file a writ petition against the president's decision to dissolve the parliament for the second time, Kathmandu, Nepal, 24 May 2021, PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP via Getty Images

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

Two editors were summoned and questioned by the Supreme Court over a ‘baseless’ news report. Freedom Forum said this is a form of harassment that undermines the work of independent media.

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.