CHESHIRE, July 11: The UK's Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has announced that she intends to fine Facebook up to £500,000 (US$664,000) over the Cambridge Analytica Scandal, in which the social media giant failed to safeguard user's information.
PAKISTAN, April 16: An independent Pakistani watchdog criticized the country's human rights record over the past year in a new report released Monday, saying the nation has failed to make progress on a myriad of issues, ranging from forced disappearances, to women's rights and protection of religious minorities.
KATHMANDU, Mar 12: The Nepali Congress, which voted against Prime Minister KP Oli in parliament on Sunday, said that the party would remain in opposition and serve as a watchdog for the next five years. However, the party has clarified that it will not be too critical of the government during the honeymoon phase.
PARIS, May 6: France’s election campaign watchdog is investigating a hacking attack and document leak targeting presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron that his political movement calls a last-ditch bid to disrupt Sunday’s tense runoff vote.
One of the renowned figures in the field of Investigative Journalism, Mohan Mainali is the editor of South Asia Check South which is an independent, non-profit initiative by Panos South Asia that aims to promote accuracy and accountability in public debate. Being a travel writer and journalist, Mainali has so far visited 68 districts of Nepal and has published three books. Of them, “Mantha Darayeko Jug” was awarded the Padmashree Samman in 2015.
Republica’s Sonam Lama caught up with Mainali to talk about his experiences and challenges he faced in his career. Excerpts:
KATHMANDU, April 15: With the view to regulate policy corruption by various government ministries and other bodies, Legislative Committee of parliament has formed seven different sub-committees on Thursday.