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Nepal’s Human Rights Commission urges govt. not to curtail freedom of expression

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the government not to curtail press freedom and freedom of expression in the bill designed to amend and integrate laws related to Media Council.
A press release issued on Wednesday by NHRC Spokesperson, Bed Bhattarai, reads that attention of all concerned has been drawn not to make the provisions of the proposed media council bill in a way to curtail freedom of expression. “It is necessary to hold discussion and consultation with stakeholders in the context of making it in accordance with norms and values of democracy and human rights”, reads the statement.
Human rights culture would be strengthened only if the proposed Media Council, monitoring and regulating press freedom, would be independent and capable. The NHRC has also concluded that trying to curtail the rights of press freedom and freedom of expression with unwarranted changes in the provisions of the existing Press Council Act-2048 was against the fundamental norms of human rights and freedom of expression.

Published Date: Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 | 08:43 AM

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