Friday 14th June 2024
Friday 14th June 2024
गृहपृष्ठNepalGovernment ever committed towards media pluralism: Minister Karki

Government ever committed towards media pluralism: Minister Karki

KATHMANDU – Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gyanendra Bahadur Karki expressed his confidence that Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS) would further enrich its historical dignity without deviating from the principles, values, essence of professional journalism.

Addressing the inaugural of newly constructed building of RSS at Bhadrakali today, Minister Karki emphasized that RSS should always promote itself as a leading organization in the news sector.

Karki, also spokesperson of the government, said, “RSS and other media have special challenge to increase public’s access to information while respecting the constitutional rights of public to get information. We must be aware about the negative effect it has on society if false information is dissimilated in the name of breaking news.”

Stating that RSS had established itself as an organization for disseminating credible news for the past six decades, he expressed his belief that the newly inaugurated building would contribute in making the overall service delivery of RSS more effective and timely.

The Minister was of belief that with new and huge building, RSS would be able to deliver news in accordance with the changing contents and equipped itself with skilled human resources and modern equipments.

The Block ‘A’ and Block ‘B’ of the RSS central office has 54 rooms altogether. Each block is four stories. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who had laid the foundation stone for the buildings October 26, 2017 inaugurated the building amidst a special programme today.

Minister Karki assured the incumbent government was ever ready to support and facilitate for overall development of the RSS. According to him, new practices were there in information technology sector and public were consuming new tools for media. There had been changes in psychology of public accordingly.

In the current changing contexts, he viewed that RSS should acknowledge those changes and play an important role in establishing up-to-dated information system and taking it forward.

The Minister reaffirmed the government’s commitment towards freedom of press, freedom of speech and media pluralism and said that healthy and constructive criticism would further strengthen democracy.

Moreover, he viewed to attain the sustainable development goals and good-governance; there was the need for clean, factual, creative and professional journalism at present.

He shared that the government aimed to establish Nepal as an exemplary nation in South Asia by protecting and promoting the freedom of citizens, their freedom of speech as envisioned by the constitution of Nepal.

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