‘New laws would be friendly to press’

AajakoKhabar   |    Published on Sunday August 12, 2018

Kathmandu : Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Banskota, has expressed his commitment that laws relating to the press would be formulated to ensure press freedom.

At a programme organised on the occasion of 19th establishment day of Federation of Nepalese Indigenous Journalists (FONIJ) on Sunday in the capital city, Minister Banskota clarified that the laws to be formulated would not obstruct the press freedom. He said, “The laws would be press-friendly. Advertisement policy will be made by holding discussions. The government works for protection of citizens and free freedom.”

Likewise, Chairperson of Federation of Nepali Journalists, Govinda Acharya, wished the FONIJ to carry out works continuously for inclusive and democracy in Nepali journalism.

Similarly, Acting President of Press Council Nepal, Kishor Shrestha, said that Council has been working continuously to make journalism more responsible towards society.

On the occasion, ‘Indigenous National Journalism Award’ was presented to Ujir Magar, Bhairav Aangla, Kamala Chaudhary and Chhetu Sherpa. The award carries a purse of Rs 40,000 each.

Published on Sunday August 12, 2018

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