On Wednesday, September 9, Jitendra Narayan Yadav, the FNJ district committee member and correspondent of state-owned Gorkhapatra daily and Navin Karn, correspondent of Makalu Television, were attacked at Rani, Biratnagar of eastern Nepal by the protestors. They also set Karn’s motorbike on fire.
On Monday, September 7, photojournalist Bikram Rauniyar was attacked by police personnel while he was covering a clash between police and protestors near Ram Mandir, Janakpur, in southern Nepal. The secretary of FNJ district committee sustained injuries and his camera was destroyed in the attack.
On September 2, Krishna Humagain, editor of Jhapa daily, Arjundhara, in eastern Nepal was attacked by a group of strike enforcers while he was covering the general strike. Police were present at the scene of the attack, but did not intervene for the protection of chairman of the NPU Jhapa committee. He received minor injuries and received medical treatment at a local hospital. Similarly on September 2, the protesting groups in Kailali manhandled Binod Paudel, the editor of Mission Today daily, in his office; and warned of an arson attack to journalist, Pujan Biswokarma, of Radio Pratibodh, in Tikapur, Kailali for not giving favorable coverage to their activities. On September 1, the protesters in Biratnagar in eastern Nepal vandalized the vehicles of Makalu TV and Himalaya Times daily which were being used by journalists to cover the general strike. On same day in Birgunj city, police attacked Jagat Rai while he was returning home from work. They reportedly attacked Raifor disobeying curfew despite him holding out a curfew pass.