HLMRC’s report on foreign investment in media flayed

Kathmandu, September 22:

The leading media persons have objected to the recommendation submitted by

the High Level Media Recommendation Commission (HLMRC) on its report regarding 49 per cent foreign investment in media sector.

At an interaction programme organised by the Press Chautari Nepal today, they called on the government not to implement the report immediately saying that it was prepared without necessary consultations with the media sector. General Secretary of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists Mahendra Bista said that the report is insufficient because it has greatly emphasised foreign investment.Editor of the Sanghu Weekly Gopal Budhathoki said it is

regrettable that the HLMRC did not take any advice from weekly newspapers. Chairman of Weekly/Fortnightly Newspapers Network Dev Prasad Tripathi accused the report has

not paid any interest to strengthen Weekly Newspapers.

Convener of the Right to Information Bill Draft Task Force Kashiraj Dahal said that the Committee will prepare a Bill related to Right to Information as per the aspirations of the Jana Andolan II.

Convener of the HLMRC Radheshyam Adhikari said that the recommendations related to right to information were prepared after extensive discussion, those subjects which are not covered can be included in the days to come.