Nepal | January 22, 2020

Media Council Bill in favour of journalists: Minister Baskota

Gokul Prasad Baskota, Minister of Information and Communications

Photo: Balkrishna Thapa/ THT

KATHMANDU: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota has assured that the Media Council Bill was being brought for the greater good of journalists.

At a press conference organised by Press Chautari Nepal and Press Centre Nepal here today, Minister Baskota shared that new rules would be introduced to ensure journalists’ rights and welfare.

According to him, some media owners were dreadful of facing the music as they were not paying their employees the minimum wage determined by the government but dodging taxes. Urging the working journalists to be assured, he pledged to secure their rights and welfare.

The Minister said, “There’s a misleading rumour that the government has controlled the media. Every citizen should adhere to the rules of the land. Laws and rules should be equally exercised on everyone.”

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