Concern over the increasing impunity against journalist
The stakeholders showed their concern over the increasing criminal activities especially against the journalist due to the prevailing impunity in the country.
The concerned bodies have shown their concern during the program held in Kathmandu regarding “UNESCO’s analysis of security of journalists in Nepal in the point of view of security indexes”. The program was organized to celebrate international day of crime against journalists on November 9.
Speaking at the program NHRC member and spokesperson Mohana Ansari said that Human Rights do not have any caste, race or color and stressed that no one can motivate impunity in the name of political party. She added that journalists must be aware of their boundary, limit and responsibility as well.
Chairperson Dr Mahendra Bista of FNJ said that in the past years 139 journalists were physically attacked. He added that 119 journalists in Terai region were attacked. He said that due to the apathy shown by the state in investigating the incident, journalists are deprived of getting legal treatment. He also said that the new constitution has provisioned for the development of journalists however it is not in practice due to the lack of implementation.
Borna Bahadur Karki, chairperson of Nepal Press Council stressed that concerned bodies must identify the reason behind the insecurity of journo and initiate to solve it.
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