Press freedom will not be infringed: Leader Khanal

05/20/2019

Baniyani, May 20: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) senior leader Jhalanath Khanal assured that press freedom, which is guaranteed by the constitution, will not be curtailed at any cost. At a press conference organized by the Press Organization, Jhapa at Birtamode today, leader Khanal reiterated, “The constitutionally guaranteed freedom of expression and press freedom will not be infringed. The concerns surfaced in the media sector and the Media Council Bill would be addressed.” Urging the journalists to being disciplined besides decrying for freedom, the former Prime Minister opined that the journalists’ protest against Media Council Bill would help in making the Bill more effective. Khanal said that he had taken the journalists’ protest positively and shared that discussion was being held within the NCP regarding the Bill. Pledging that there will not be any infringement on press freedom, leader Khanal shared that party unification process in NCP was moving towards completion. Stating that the party unification process was being held at a high pace, it had send a wave of positive message among the 800,000 NCP members across the country. “With the party unification process, we will move ahead with new policies and principles,” he said. RSS

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