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Press freedom comes with responsibility: Minister Rijal

- Ekantipur Report, BIRATNAGAR
Press freedom comes with responsibility: Minister Rijal

Jul 23, 2015-

Minister of Information and Communication Minendra Rijal has said that the media will not be given freedom without responsibility.

Speaking during a progeamme organised at Biratnagar on Thursday the Information and Communication Minister said that there will be no compromise regarding Freedom of Speech and Press. However, Minister Rijal said that the freedom will not be granted without responsibility.

“No one has the right to publish and disseminate materials defaming particular individuals,” said Minister RIjal, “The journalists themselves should take the responsibility of such published materials.”

Minister Rijal, however, said that the constitution would not restrict a journalist’s right to publish any news. “The freedom of online media will not happen at any cost,” he said.

Likewise, Minister said that the Information and Communication Ministry would not be answerable to the online news portals and blogs that flout government’s policies and regulations.

Published: 23-07-2015 15:12

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