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Photojournalists attacked in Kathmandu

The taxi drivers and entrepreneurs attacked two photojournalists while reporting on their strike in the capital city Kathmandu on 27 September.

Saroj Baiju affiliated to the Annapurna Post daily and Chhiring Lama with the Commander daily were attacked by the agitated taxi drivers, saying, "Why are you writing and photographing us?"

Talking to Media Monitoring Desk of Freedom Forum, photographer Baiju said the agitated taxi drivers and entrepreneurs pelted stones on their cameras.

"We had to take shelter in the nearby house to escape the injury," Baiju said, adding that the stones they pelted broke his camera lenses.

The journalists are always the target of the agitating people and groups.

Freedom Forum condemns the attack on the photographers, as it violated the press freedom, their right to free reporting. While protesting, it must be peaceful and other's rights should not be tampered.


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