Kathmandu, July 29: The National Human Rights Commission has established a media center at its head office here and also introduced the Communications Policy 2071 today.The media centre has been set up with modern facilities including audio-visual recording and editing rooms.Likewise, the policy released today aims at making internal and external information and communications of the NHRC more systematic, credible and effective.
Initiating the centre and releasing the communications policy, Minister for Information and Communications Dr Minendra Rijal said the activities of the Commission need to be transparent while the confidentiality of an individuals needs to be protected as well.
Lauding the work of the Commission, Dr Rijal on the occasion said that the Prime Minister was working to appoint the Commission’s office-bearers soon.
On the occasion, the Communications Minister urged journalists to make right use of the Right to Information.
President of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Dr Mahendra Bista said it was a matter of happiness that a media centre has set up to inform the people when the situation of human rights in the country was poor. He also called for an audit of the role played by the Commission in checking the violation of human rights in the country.
Acting Secretary at the Commission Bed Prasad Bhattarai said the communications policy was introduced with the objective of informing the people about the situation of human rights in the country, the activities of the government and the Commission’s viewpoint in that regard