AUGUST 16, 2008 Participating speakers at a regional workshop organized by Freedom Forum underlined the need to bring about sweeping reforms in media policy and law to make Nepali media well-managed and dignified.At a mid-Western regional level workshop held on August 13-14 with a view to collecting recommendations for a study report entitled "Media Policy and Law" published by Freedom Forum, legal practitioners and journalists said the new subject matters the study report incorporated would be an assistance in addressing media rights and policy in course of framing new constitution.
Central Vice-president of Nepal Press Chautari Shiva Dotel, advocate duo-Lok Bahadur Shah and Suresh Kumar Poudel furnished comments to the report stating that the report would get final shape when it also incorporate the concept of federalism.
Shedding light on the study report in an extensive way on the occasion, Forum Chairperson Taranath Dahal said the report would help regarding the formulation of media policy and laws in line with new constitution.
The report is still under study and amendments, he said, making it clear that the report has been prepared to know whether the status of policy and law that regulate mass media and journalism are as per the international standards or not.
Central Member of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Janak Nepal , former Vice-president Hemanta karmacharya and Nepal Bar Association former Vice-president Pralhad Bahadur karki said that common cooperation from all aides would only help manage the Nepali media.
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