Union leaders from the Nepal Press Union (NPU) and the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) were among nine journalists arrested as they protested job losses in Kathmandu on Monday 16th of September.
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.'
Journalist Sudip Kaini was attacked while on assignment in Gorkha district of Nepal on January 15. A group of five assailants attacked Kaini, a correspondent of Kantipur and The Kathmandu Post dailies at Abu Khaireni while he was reporting on the illegal sand extraction in the Marsyangdi river that endangered local settlements. The assailants manhandled the reporter, snatched away his camera and cellphone, and deleted photos threatening him not to reveal the incident. Kaini sustained a neck injury and was rescued by local residents.