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Govt will not control media: PM Deuba

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Aug 20, 2017-Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba said that the government would not control the media.

Inaugurating the 25th general assembly of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) in the Capital on Sunday, PM Deuba said that the government is committed to help the media sector.

“The government will not hold back media under any circumstances,” he said.

“I think it is hard to run media sector as there are lots of publications in the country,” PM Deuba, who is also the President of ruling Nepali Congress, said.

Saying that the media has played an instrumental role for democracy and republic, he said that media and political parties should move together to take the country towards the path of prosperty.

Moreover, PM Deuba said that the media can ensure stability in democracy by suggesting, warning and criticising the political parties.

Information and Communications Minister Mohan Bahadur Basnet and FNJ Chairman Mahendra Bista were present in the programme.

The closed session of FNJ will start from today itself and the voting will begin from Monday, FNJ Chairman Bista informed.

Tirtha Koirala, Govinda Acharya and Ujir Magar are vying for the top post of FNJ.

Published: 20-08-2017 13:21

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