Media Council Bill unacceptable: Dr Mahat

05/10/2019

Betrawati, May 10: Joint General Secretary of the Nepali Congress, Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat, has said the bill on media council would be unacceptable to his party because it was being brought to violate freedom of expression and press. At a press meet organized by Nepal Press Union Nuwakot Chapter on Friday, Joint General Secretary Dr Mahat viewed that freedom of press and expression is an inherent right of citizen, so the bill drafted against it was not relevant. Also the former foreign minister Dr Mahat warned, "If the bill is passed as it is, it does not protect democracy but reflects panchayat and Rana regime." The leaders also urged the journalists' organizations to protest and foil the bill. RSS

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