Nepal: RTI activist threatenedEvent
- Initial Date
- Nov 7, 2022
- Event Description
Journalist and RTI activist Raghunath Sah was misbehaved for his reporting on November 7 in Rautahat. Rautahat lies in Madhesh Province of Nepal.
Sah informed Freedom Forum that he had published a news about corruption in Gadhimai Municipality, Rautahat on https://www.newsdailynp.com/ and shared related posts on his social media pages. The news quotes minutes of the municipality's executive meeting which states that due to unsatisfactory performance of the finance officer Rameshwor Sahani, he couldnot continue his job from July 17, 2022. The news claims that Sahani has been involved in different financial activities at the municipality after the decision.
After the new was published, Sahani and his people started to call Sah and threaten him to remove the news from the online. Few people also misbehaved with Sah for publishing news.
Freedom Forum condemns the misbehaviour meted out to journalist for his reporting. It is sheer violation of press freedom. The concerned is urged to file complaint at the Press Council Nepal for any discontent over the news and follow the legitimate process.
- Impact of Event
- Gender of HRD
- Intimidation and Threats
- Rights Concerned
- Right to healthy and safe environment
- RTI activist
- Monitoring Status
- Summary for Publications
On 7 November 2022, Raghunath Sah. RTI activist, was threatened via phone calls after sharing online the news of the unsatisfactory performance of the finance officer in Rautahat, Nepal.