KATHMANDU, May 23: Notwithstanding the criticisms from various quarters and objection from Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), US Embassy in Kathmandu has indicated that it will go ahead with its plan to hold public interaction on social media.
KATHMANDU, May 12: The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the global media watchdog, and the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) have objected to proposed changes in the media law and asked the government to revise the bill it has registered in parliament.
As we celebrated World Press Freedom Day on May 3, Nepal’s position in the World Press Freedom Index – an assessment of the entire eco-system in which journalists operate – remained unchanged at 106 out of a total of 180 countries.
KATHMANDU, May 10: The government has pushed new legislation with harsher provisions to further tighten control on media, including a provision of up to Rs 1 million penalty for publishing content in violation of the media code of ethics.
KATHMANDU, March 31: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Banskota, has said that control of media sector could not been imagined, but legal arrangement could be made for its regulation.
WASHINGTON, March 27: President Donald Trump branded the mainstream media the "enemy" and the "opposition party" on Tuesday after the Mueller report cleared him of collusion, accusing journalists of covering the Russia probe unfairly.
KATHMANDU, March 15: Director of Nepal Republic Media Pvt. Ltd, Shova Gyawali highlighted how Nepal’s vibrant media was playing an instrumental role to expose corruption and wrong practices in the country and safeguard democracy.
POKHARA, Feb 8: Chief Minister of Gandaki Province, Prithvi Subba Gurung, has said the media could play important role to make the central and provincial governments more effective. The media's role is equally significant to educate the people, he added.
KATHMANDU, Feb 6: A draft bill on Management of Advertisement Regulation should be revised to remove provisions that threaten freedom of expression, stakeholders have said and raised concern over the proposed legislation that many believe is aimed against media critical of the government.
KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Concerned over non-transparency in the process of media law formulation, stakeholders have urged the government to hold discussions with them before endorsing such media law. They suspect the move could curtail journalists' access to government information.
ISLAMABAD, Dec 26: Pakistani journalists, who have taken on military dictators and been beaten and jailed in the pursuit of a free press, say they now face a form of censorship that is more subtle but no less chilling, one spearheaded by the security services.
WASHINGTON, Oct 25: U.S. President Donald Trump blamed news media outlets on Thursday for stirring up anger and hateful political rhetoric as two more suspicious packages were discovered, addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden and actor Robert De Niro.
KATHMANDU, Oct 14: Previously, only men were perceived as breadwinners while women were confined within four walls. However, the time has changed. Women are independent and have the privilege to choose their career. In media and cinematography, which the male population had dominated for ages, women now have started to outperform their male counterparts.
Often, it is said that a hug is a perfect gift – one size fits all and nobody minds if you exchange it. But, in Navjot Singh Sidhu’s case – the legendary Indian cricketer and a minister in the state of Punjab – the saying severely differed. By nature, Sidhu is frank. His jolly gestures have lit up several TV stations time, and time again. It was okay for some when he showed his affection toward his fellow hosts, but his hug, with the Pakistani Army Chief – General Qamar Javed Bajwa – during the oath ceremony of the newly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, stirred a huge controversy across India.
BEIJING/SINGAPORE, Aug 5: China’s state media said on Saturday the government’s retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. goods showed rational restraint and they accused the United States of blackmail.
LONDON, July 26: Three rival UK-based Jewish newspapers, the Jewish Chronicle, Jewish News and Jewish Telegraph carried similar front pages for their Thursday edition, in what they called an "unprecedented step of speaking."
KATHMANDU, July 22: Expressing solidarity to the ongoing fast-unto-death protest of Dr Govinda KC, over a dozen editors of mainstream media in the country have appealed the government to address his demands without any further delay.
Internet accessibility has helped make blood availability, in times of crisis, more convenient. A short notice detailing the blood type, and the number of the recipient’s immediate relative ensures blood is supplied to patients on time.
MUMBAI, July 10: Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp messaging platform on Tuesday published advertisements in key Indian newspapers to tackle the spread of misinformation, its first such effort to combat a flurry of fake messages that prompted mob lynchings.
TOKYO, July 6: The former leader of Aum and several other members of the Japanese doomsday cult that carried out a deadly sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995 were executed on Friday, public broadcaster NHK reported.
LEEDS, July 5: Over the course of two tumultuous decades, the US government has determinedly endeavored to destabilize, undermine and ultimately depose the democratically-elected government of Venezuela without pause. First they came for Hugo Chavez, then his successor Nicolas Maduro.
KAMPALA, July 1: Uganda’s major telecom operators, including the local division of South Africa’s MTN Group, said they will ask customers to pay a new government tax on social media accounts before they can access them.
Social media provides the perfect platforms to interact with the netizens, and nobody does it better than the celebrities. Their influence on the society gives them the opportunity to interact with a large mass of admirers.
Social media has changed the way people communicate and share information. It has now become inseparable part of human life. We can interact and associate with people around the world with just a click of a button. It makes it easier to share important events, information and moments of our lives.
BANEPA, June 15: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota has said it should be demarcated if the media was industry or service sector based on the changed technology and investment.
SYANGJA, June 12 : Sita Gaire of Waling Municipality has recently joined a school. Just like other children of her village, she attends classes at Laxmi Secondary School every morning, hoping to learn to use the social media. Gaire is a mother of two sons, who have moved to South Korea and Poland in search of employment.
KATHMANDU, June 4: Newly appointed Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Baskota directed state owned media houses to become tougher against people and organizations who were yet to clear their advertisement tariffs.
WONSAN, May 23: A group of foreign journalists departed by train Wednesday to watch the dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear test site after eight reporters from South Korea received last-minute permission to join them.
WONSAN, North Korea, May 22: A small group of foreign journalists arrived in North Korea on Tuesday to cover the dismantling of the country’s nuclear test site later this week, but without South Korean media initially also scheduled to participate.
SEOUL/WASHINGTON, April 29: North Korea leader Kim Jong Un has promised to close his main nuclear weapons test site in May and said he will invite South Korean and American media to witness the shutdown.
Noted journalists, editors, columnists, media personnel and representatives of media freedom organizations signed a petition, protesting against the ongoing curbs on freedom of expression in Pakistan in the recent days.
We all remember the ‘why’ stage, either our own or that of our kids. Why is the sky blue? Why do I have to go to bed so early? Why can’t I play football in the kitchen while you’re cooking dinner? The incessant questioning, the desperate need to understand may be maddening for the target but it marks a key stage in a child’s development of language and cognition.