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Taskforce to amend Online Media Operation Guideline

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Kathmandu, June 22, 2016: The Ministry of Information and Communications has formed a three-member taskforce for amending the Online Media Operation Guidelines-2073.

The taskforce comprises the chairman of the Press Council Nepal, the president of the Federation of Nepali Journalists and a representative from the online media.

Minister for Information and Communications Sherdhan Rai formed the taskforce on Tuesday immediately after the Federation drew his attention that some of the points mentioned in the Guidelines clashed with the constitutional provisions.

Minister Rai said that it was beyond thinking that the government would take any decision contrary to the spirit of the constitution and the implication of the press freedom. He expressed the commitment to revise the Guideline within two days based on the opinion of the related sector and have it implemented.

FNJ president Mahendra Bista urged the government not to bring any guidelines against the spirit of the constitution and to make the online media self-regulated.

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