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Media council bill to be made media friendly: Communications Minister

KATHMANDU: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has said that the media council bill will be forwarded after incorporating the suggestions received for ensuring press freedom.
While receiving the memorandum submitted by the Press Organization Nepal demanding amendment to the bill here today, Minister Banskota said that the government was not against the press freedom as interpreted outside. He argued that the incumbent government was formed on the foundation of democratic values including press freedom therefore it can’t go beyond that.
He said that the government was only forwarding the bill to make the press responsible, decent and fair. He also committed to amending some provisions of the bill as they were against the press freedom.
The memo was submitted by organization coordinator Maheshwar Dahal and deputy coordinator Ganesh Basnet.

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