Ajayababu Shiwakoti, the general secretary of the Nepal Press Union (NPU), received threats for his reporting on an alleged bribery scandal involving Nepal’s minister of communications and information technology.
Itahari Sub-Metropolitan City's Mayor Dwariklal Chaudhary issued threat of attack on Sunsari based journalist Birat Gautam on June 4. Itahari lies in the southern plains of Province 1. Birat Gautam is the news chief of local Koshipatra daily and also associated with the on online news portal www.nepalsamaya.com run from the federal capital, Kathmandu. Gautam said, ''I had posted a photo with a national player in Facebook. Then, Mayor Chaudhary who is also my friend in Facebook commented on the post that journalists are chatukar patrukaar (lackey substandard being).'' Later, when journalist Gautam called Mayor Chaudhary to know why he made such comment, Mayor Chaudhary roared that he had allocated 'Rs. 10 million to break his nose.'