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Police took Female reporter and a camera person under control

Correspondent with TV Today, aired from capital city Kanta Giri and her camera person were misbehaved by a college administration while reporting on November 12 in Kathmandu.

Talking to Freedom Forum, Reporter Giri said, "After pre information, we reached Institute of Management Studies at 1 pm for reporting on its educational programs. Director of the college refused to co-operate us reasoning busy. Thereafter, we requested administration to help us giving information."

But, admin staffs too refused, spoke foul on us and called Police at the place. The Police officers then, took us to the Singha Durbar police station and released us after four hours, complained reporter.

On futher query, reporter Giri stated that they have not filed any case against college administration. They has gone to report on the basis of complain from students to media about college administration's ignorance on providing transfer certificates to its students.

However, students were provided with their transfer certificated by the college later but the admin has not yet apologized for its action, informed Giri.

Freedom Forum has serious concern over such attitude of educated citizen towards media. Free reporting about the wrongdoings in the society; be it any sector is the prime job of journalists. Hence, FF urges concerned authority to realize the value of free press and right to information and apologize for their assault to media persons.

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