Kathmandu, May 3: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Banskota hs said the coming year is going to be the year of security and respect for the Nepali journalism sector.
Addressing a programme organised by Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), UNESCO and the Election Commission in the capital today commemorating the 16th International Press Freedom Day, he said the government did not have any plan of restricting the press freedom and reiterated that the situation in which a journalist has to suffer merely for writing news will be put to an end.
Urging the media houses to be responsible while disseminating news, Minister Baskota said the media house should not be made a place for fulfilling anyone’s vested interests. Vowing to get the minimum wage of journalists implemented in every media house, the Communications Minister said the exploitation of the working journalists will not be acceptable henceforth.
Likewise, Chief Election Commissioner Dinesh Thapaliya said numerically the Nepali media has increased but its quality has decreased.
Talking about election system, he said he has initiated the process of completely transforming the election system. (RSS)