Drop Charges Against Members of Free Press

Target: Agni Kharel, Attorney General of Nepal

Goal: Drop charges of contempt against Nepal’s free press.

Several journalists for Nepal’s largest newspaper have been charged for their reporting in a blatant attack on free speech and press freedoms. These journalists published stories critical of Nepal’s government and chief justice, and now they’re paying a steep price.

Kantipur Daily has been charged with contempt of court. Reporters have accused Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli of corruption. Unhappy with their words, he has placed a gag on their reporting. This is not the first time Parajuli has done so.

The press is the only body that stands between the government and the people, the only body that can fairly report on the government’s successes and corruption. Without a free press, society is not free. Sign the petition to demand that the charges against reporters at Kantipur Daily be dropped.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Attorney General Kharel,

Several journalists at Kantipur Daily have been charged with contempt of court for reporting on the alleged corruption of Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli. This is not the first time Parajuli, upset with reports, has silenced the press.

These charges are an attack on your nation’s free press. An attack on a free press is an attack on a free society. I demand that charges against the reporters at Kantipur Daily be dropped.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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  1. Gen Agustsson says:

    free them!

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