JALESWAR, Nov 17 : Former President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has said the Press is like oxygen for democracy. Inaugurating a new building of Federation of Nepalese Journalists, Mahottari here today, he said that democracy is strong in a country where the press is strong and independent.

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

Let the press be free

May 12, 2019 02:30 am

It’s becoming official: The government of K P Sharma Oli is turning hostile toward press. One after other press-related bill being registered or under deliberation in the parliament gives this impression.

Press and freedom

May 10, 2019 09:34 am

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.

LALITPUR, May 9: A meeting of mayors and deputy mayors of the 18 municipalities, including two metropolitan cities, of Kathmandu Valley on Wednesday unanimously decided to press the government to dissolve the Kathmandu Valley Development Authority (KVDA), accusing the latter of interfering with the jurisdiction of local units and obstructing their regular work.

KATHMANDU, April 23: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has urged the government not to arrest journalists and hamper their work at the workplace. FNJ, the umbrella organization of journalists across the country, complained that of late journalists were being arrested and their work obstructed at the workplaces.

Putin’s press problem

January 8, 2019 00:30 am

Amid falling living standards and increasing global hostility, Putin’s televised promises simply don’t fool anybody anymore

LAHAN, Dec 17: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Siraha chapter has decided to take action against the nonjournalists misusing the freedom of the press.

WASHINGTON, July 26: A CNN correspondent said she was barred from attending an open press event at the White House on Wednesday because of questions she asked President Donald Trump earlier in the day.

Indian press: Then and now

June 27, 2018 01:30 am

The face and landscape of the Indian press got exposed after Prime Minister Indira Gandhi clamped a countrywide emergency rule close to midnight on June 25, 1975

KATHMANDU, June 7: Nepal Press Union (NPU) – a media trade union of democrat journalists – has strongly condemned an incident of threat and mental torture meted out to journalist over the coverage of news in hamrakura.com – an online news portal.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi jointly address press conference organized at Dwarika's Hotel.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Amnesty International Nepal marked the World Press Freedom Day 2018 on Thursday voicing support to journalists and media-persons as human rights defenders.

KATHMANDU, May 3: A rally was taken out this morning to mark the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day 2018.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota has expressed high respect to all media workers who laid down their lives while doing professional journalism and practicing freedom of the press and of expression.

KATHMANDU, April 26: Nepal ranks second in South Asian countries in World Press Freedom Index of 2018. The World Press Freedom Index ranks 180 countries on indicators such as media independence, self-censorship, the rule of law, transparency and abuses.

Aryal appointed press advisor to PM

March 27, 2018 05:15 am

KATHMANDU, March 27: Associate Professor Kundan Aryal was appointed the press advisor to Prime Minister K P Oli on Monday. A cabinet meeting decided to appoint Aryal to the post.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25:  Supreme Court has ordered Press Council to monitor proper regulation of the code of conduct during the publication of any news.

FLORIDA, Feb 20: A hundred Stoneman Douglas High School students are busing 400 miles to Florida's capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and faculty last week.

Griezmann is Barcelona’s top target for the summer after the capture of Philippe Coutinho in January.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Chief Justice (CJ) Gopal Parajuli urged the media on Monday to refrain from commenting on sub-judice cases pending at courts.

BIRATNAGAR Jan 8:  Girananda Paswan from Budiganga-2 has organized a press conference to know whereabouts of his wife Anita Devi Paswan disappear since Dec 30.

Free the press

January 4, 2018 02:00 am

Ruling on online portals

KATHMANDU, Dec 17 CPN (UML) Chairman KP Sharma Oli and CPN (Maoist Center) chairman Puspa Kamal Dahal Prachanda are organizing a joint press meeting at Annapurna Hotel at 3 PM today.

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: The fate of over 2300 small projects including drinking water and roads, prioritized by politicians and top bureaucrats in the past out of their personal clout and interest, now hangs in balance.

KHOTANG, Sept 5: The Kirati Rastriya Mukti Morcha has decided to press for appointment of Gopal Kirati as the chief minister of Province no 1.

KATHMANDU, August 28: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said he has done nothing wrong by making announcement of putting further efforts for second amendment to the constitution during his joint press conference with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi last week.

KATHMANDU: "Citizens need facts, not fake news and propaganda. Most of all they need reliable media working in a transparent and ethical way to give them the information they need to make a democracy work." This is a famous quote from Aidan White, Director of the Ethical Journalism Network.

KATHMANDU, August 6: Sajha Prakashan General Manager Dolindra Prasad Sharma was caught transporting about 5,000 copies of Sabaiko Nepali, the textbook of Grade XI and XII, from Alpine Offset Press to Sajha Prakashan on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, August 1: The Bhutanese Refugee Camp Management Committee Jhapa – Morang has advanced a five – point demand to the government seeking to internationalize the refugee problem.

KATHMANDU, July 10: Journalist Govinda Pariyar has been appointed as the press coordinator of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.

KATHMANDU, July 6: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that democracy without press freedom cannot be imaged.

WASHINGTON, July 4: Whether by whim or design, President Donald Trump keeps adding fuel to his incendiary Twitter battle against the media. The press is an easy target for the Republican president, and one his supporters love to hate.

KATHMANDU, May 27: Parliamentarians have put pressure on the government to continue budgetary allocations for two parliamentary development programs in the upcoming budget.

KATHMANDU, May 9: The Election Commission has said the reporters bearing the Press Pass issued by the Department of Information could collect news of voting and vote counting.

KATHMANDU, May 4: As many as 70 incidents of press freedom violations were recorded in a year from May 2016 to April 2017 by the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) in Nepal which signaled that the status of press freedom is still at stake.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Nepal saw relatively improved atmosphere for press freedom resulting in significant decline on number of intimidation against media and media persons, according to a report published by Freedom Forum on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) this morning took out a rally to mark the World Press Freedom Day 2017.

CLEVELAND, April 17: An Ohio man claimed to be angry at a woman when, authorities said, he shot and killed an elderly passerby Sunday afternoon, then posted video of the murder on Facebook. Police urged the suspect to turn himself in. He remained at large early Monday.

LUCCA, April 10: Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations are gathering Monday for a meeting given urgency by the chemical attack in Syria and the U.S. military response, with participants aiming to pressure Russia to end its support for President Bashar Assad.

KATHMANDU, March 24: Press Chautari Nepal has urged the government to take back the 'Online Media Operation Directive- 2073 BS' it issued recently, citing it is capable of controlling over the concept of free press.

Kathmandu, March 7: The CPN-UML is holding press meet on Tuesday afternoon to make official notion of the party regarding the incident that took place in Saptari on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Nepal Press Union Friday said its attention was drawn to the fast-unto-death staged by Lavdev Dhungana and Prem Adhikari.

TANAHUN, Feb 15: The Tanahun district election of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has been put off due to strong protest of the district chapter of Nepal Press Union regarding new membership.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: Bankers have urged promoters of bank and financial institutions (BFIs) to not give them pressure to provide high dividend at a time when they are reeling under lendable fund crisis.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The ruling Nepali Congress (NC) has decided to press the government to declare the local polls immediately.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Various student unions protesting the constitution amendment proposal today sent texts through mobile phone sets to lawmakers representing Legislature-Parliament in order to press them to withdraw the proposal.

Why do you press like on Facebook?

November 29, 2016 23:15 pm

How do you think the number of likes increases for a user on a Facebook page? Why are people so happy if the likes on their shared photographs crosses hundred and fifty or so? What makes you like a status or a post? In which frame of thought does one actually click the like button? I have had this question to myself for long and here are a few answers, as per my experience:

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: The Members of Parliament (MPs) have called for developing the bill related to the social security to turn it into a fund based purely on contribution.

Lionel Messi has led the Argentina squad in a media boycott following ‘disrespectful’ allegations made against a number of the side’s players.