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Leaders in favour of press freedom

2021 Oct 02, 9:44, Kathmandu
Addressing the 'Global COVID-19 Summit' through virtual means organised by US President Joe Biden. Photo: Sher Bahadur Deuba/Twitter

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has reiterated the incumbent government's favour to full press freedom.

The government is not in favour of restricting the press, he said while inaugurating Galaxy 4K Television here on Friday. He expressed the hope that television would be more responsible for credible journalism in the competitive media sector.

In the country, there have been encouragements to flourish media in line with the assumption that media is the fourth estate in a democratic country, he said.

On the occasion, CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ expressed his hope that media would help retain a strong national unity that accommodates voices of all castes and languages of the country.

He urged the television to voice for those people in the lower ring of the society and to preserve their languages and cultures. The ex-PM also appealed for healthy competition by presenting balance and dignified news content.

Chairperson Dahal said that he was had also fallen victim to disinformation from time to time and urged the media persons to do factual and impartial journalism.

Janata Samajwadi Party Nepal’s chairperson Upendra Mahato extended his best wishes to the newly inaugurated television that has begun its regular broadcasting from today.

Reality shows to the news would be presented on the television in a new style. Chairperson of the Television JB Rai pledged to present quality content and employees would get all the services and facilities they are entitled to.


Sher Bahadur Deuba Galaxy 4K Television CPN Maoist Centre Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prime Minister journalism Janata Samajwadi Party Nepal Upendra Mahato
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