Minister Karki urges media to play positive role on constitution implementation



Kathmandu : Minister for Information and Communication, Surenda Kumar Karki, has appealed to media to play positive role in the implementation of the constitution.
At an interaction on ‘Role of Media on Constitution Implementation’ organized by the Ministry here Thursday, Minister Karki said the media could focus more on positive news on constitution implementation.
The National Mass Communication Policy (Information and Communications Report 2073) was also made public at the programme. Although the report was presented before the government on July 20 this year, it has been produced in book form now.
“Time has come for us to make the constitution acceptable to all and implement it, hold the local elections. So media should write on making these activities successful,” underscored Minister Karki, who is also the spokesperson of the government.
According to him, the people in the rural area were in need of information and media should be more credible and respected.
On the occasion, Ministry Secretary Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya said the National Mass Communications Policy was being gradually implemented. Active role from all sides was essential to implement the constitution effectively, he added.
Similarly, FNJ President Dr Mahendra Bista said the professional and physical security of journalists is always a need.
Chairman of Press Council Nepal, Borna Bahadur Karki, said the implementation of the National Mass Communication Policy at a time when the country has more number of media but focusing less on quality would be problematic.
Chairman of the Administrative Court, Kashiraj Dahal stressed the need of effective implementation of the Policy.