Stories Tagged 'Press freedom'
The detention of and subsequent charges filed against journalist Arjun Giri earlier this week under the Electronic Transaction Act for publishing a story about a local businessman has reignited the conversation about existing and proposed laws in Nepal, which media advocates say could be used to stifle press freedom. full story »
Freedom of the press is essential to any democracy and any laws that might be used to circumscribe that freedom should be scrutinised.full story »
Some provisions of media laws being drafted by provincial governments are detrimental to press freedom, experts have warned.full story »
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that media plays an instrumental role to strengthen democracy in the country.full story »
The government has become more highhanded with regard to freedom of expression and press freedom. It ignored the amendment to the criminal code and its procedures. full story »
Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has called for an immediate stop to interference with independent journalism and press freedom. full story »