Attacks on Press flayed

Kathmandu, January 30:

The Reporters Sans Frontiers (RSF) today condemned assault and threats against at least nine journalists and acts of vandalism against radio stations and newspapers in course of week-long riots and violence in the Terai.

“These attacks are very worrying as they affect media coverage of a key issue for the country’s future,” stated RSF. “The government must protect journalists during the rioting. We also urge community organisations such as Ma-dhesi Janadhikar Forum to unequivocally condemn violence against the Press.”