Freedom Forum congratulates Executive Chief Taranath Dahal for being conferred on the ‘Senior Journalist Honour-2022’ on May 7 in Kathmandu. President Bidya Devi Bhandari conferred the award carrying a purse of Rs 2,00,000 on the occasion of 7th National Journalism Day 2022.

Dahal was awarded in recognition of his contribution to the protection and promotion of free press and free expression and information in the country.

The award certificate states, ‘This award is being handed over to you for your contribution to promote national welfare through fair, professional, investigative, analytical and responsible journalism.’ The certificate undersigned by Secretary at Ministry of Communication and Information Technology Dr. Baikuntha Aryal further expects his contribution through journalism for overall development of the nation.

Also the former president of Federation of Nepali Journalists and noted activist of freedom of expression and right to information, Dahal is involved in journalism for the last 34 years.

He had actively involved in drafting and reviewing laws and policies related to media and journalists. Dahal has also been advocating for protection and promotion of human rights in online and offline space.