CEC Thapaliya urges media not to entertain materials tainting election

Published On: October 21, 2022 09:03 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya has urged media and social site users to refrain from disseminating content that is likely to affect election and democracy. 

Addressing a virtual training for media persons organized by Meta, the parent company of Facebook, on Thursday, CEC Thapaliya said the Election Commission emphasizes that the media should self-regulate and self-restraint when it comes to disseminating election-related news and content.

Stating that the EC has for the first time described the false news, misinformation and hate-speech and made provisions in the election code-of-conduct for its regulation, the Chief Election Commissioner Thapaliya stressed on the need of support from all sides in this as the Commission has sought to have the media and the social sites regulated and not to control them. 

A Press Office has been set up at the Election Commission, he said, for maintaining the dignity and fairness of the election and for facilitating the dissemination of election-related information through a systematic channel.


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