KATHMANDU, Aug 14: Chairperson of the National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Timilsina has said the Media Council Bill presented in the Parliament would be amended.

Govt to table toned-down media bill

August 13, 2019 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: The government is preparing to take the Media Council Bill forward, addressing the key concerns raised by the media fraternity and other stakeholders.

KATHMANDU, June 20: With the government announcing withdrawal of the Guthi Bill from parliament, the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has stepped up pressure to withdraw other controversial bills including the Media Council Bill.

KATHMANDU, June 13: At a time when the media council bill has drawn criticism from media fraternity and freedom of expression defenders including Federation of Nepali Journalists, Acting Prime Minister Ishwar Pokharel held a discussion with the editors at Singha Durbar today.

KATHMANDU, June 12: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has unveiled third-phase of protest on Tuesday demanding withdrawal of the controversial Media Council Bill from parliament.

KATHMANDU, June 8: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) formed a human chain in the capital to protest the Media Council Bill tabled at Parliament.

Free the press

May 23, 2019 01:30 am

Should the draft bill with provisions of harsh penalties and prison terms be passed, it will discourage professional journalism, while promoting servile psychology and self-censorship

Whose Media Council?

May 22, 2019 01:30 am

Drop the draft bill, don’t even consider revising it. Rather, force the media community to form their own independent press standards mechanism. Let them call it whatever name they choose

DANG, May 20: Senior leader of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Madhav Kumar Nepal has shared that the Media Council Bill that was registered in the parliament by government on May 9 brought without discussion in the NCP.

KATHMANDU, May 15: Civil society activists have urged the government to immediately take away the three bills registered in the Federal Parliament.

KATHMANDU, May 13: The Sajha Bibeksheel Party has suggested the government to hold deep discussion with bodies concerned in response to the questions raised over the proposed Media Council Bill.