Incident Reports

Journalists assaulted by Paragon school while covering news


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has drawn serious attention to the attack on a journalist working for Avenues Television and Prime Television by the management of Paragon Public School in Pingalasthan and vandalism of media materials.

Parents are protesting against the Paragon School's attempt to charge students arbitrarily even in the event of a lockdown.

Avenue Television journalists Saroj Poudel, Suresh Rajak and Sheetal Rijal and Prime Television's Deepak Aryal and Sundar Bahadur Gurung were attacked by a person named Sahir Udin, who was in the school administration at 11:30 am on Monday when the journalists had gone to the school to cover the story.

FNJ has demanded punishment against the attacker and compensation for the damage to the equipment of the journalists.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Secondary Form Attack on Journalist
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Freedom of Expression
Secondary Cause Freedom of Expression
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Education sector/teachers (private and public)
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 5
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
National/Online Media