Leaders demand amendment on Media Council Bill

05/24/2019

Kathmandu, May 24: Leaders from various political parties have urged the government to make the Media Council Bill registered at the parliament media-friendly. At an interaction programme organized by the Human Rights Foundation of Nepal here Friday, they demanded the Bill to be revised, as they argued, it was against the spirit of constitution of Nepal. Nepal Communist Party Spokesperson Narayankaji Shrestha was confident that some non-media friendly provisions in the Council Bill and Bill relating to citizenship certificate would be amended before passing these from the parliament. The government had registered the Media Council Bill in the upper house of the federal parliament on May 10. Nepali Congress Spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma commented that although this incumbent government was the strongest government in the history, it could not manage the expectation of the public. He demanded a revision in the Media Council Bill, claiming that it would infringe on the freedom of press. On the occasion, Nepal Human Rights Commission Chairman Anupraj Sharma argued that human rights would not be honoured until the issues of public were addressed. Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Govinda Acharya viewed that if the Media Council Bill was passed as it is, public would not feel the democracy. The Bill has proposed hefty fine ranging from Rs 25,000 to Rs 1 million to the journalists violating code. Foundation President Bhawani Prasad Kharel asserted that democracy should not be kept under the constitutional parameter and the Media Council Bill could be amended. RSS

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