MAKWANPUR, July 22: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has requested journalists to practice fair journalism “as cases of premeditated accusations have been on the rise in recent times.”
Inaugurating the ninth convention of Nepal Press Union in Hetauda on Friday, Prime Minister Deuba expressed the opinion that only fair journalism will strengthen the country and democracy. “Journalists need to write about political stability,” Deuba said, “The role of the press has been important in Nepal's movement for change.”
He recalled that the role of the media has been important during the Corona period. He requested journalists to practice ‘clean journalism’, saying that only truthful information will strengthen the country's development and democracy. He wished Nepal Press Union became a guide for journalists.
Prime Minister Deuba said that the federal and provincial assembly elections will be held in the near future, “We are preparing for the elections. I request you to use your pen to make the elections clean, fearless and dignified.” Similarly, Minister for Information and Communications, Gyanendra Bahadur Karki said that the government is in favor of a free press in a meeting chaired by Nepal Press Union President Badri Sigdel.
He said that rumors were being spread that Nepal is going the way of Sri Lanka and suggested that the media should cover this issue. "There are some problems in the economy, but Nepal will not follow the path of Sri Lanka," said Karki, "Nepal will soon be listed as a country with a strong economy."