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Press Council Nepal sets up expert team on code violation


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2023 Jul 12, 7:26, Kathmandu

Press Council Nepal has set up an expert team to analyze the trend of journalists' code violation in mass communications.

The special team comprises noted journalists Taranath Dahal, Dr Mahendra Bista and Babita Basnet. Dahal and Bista are former Chairs of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), while Basnet is former Chair of Sancharika Samuha.

The expert team will study the issues on print, broadcast and digital medium, related complaints, existing code of conduct, Council's regulation and forthcoming moves the Council needs to adopt.

In the meeting held to this end on Tuesday, Council's Chair Balkrishna Basnet expressed belief that the expert team would provide significant suggestions to make media sector respected, accountable and credible. "The scale, attitude and presentation of mass communications, and advancement in technology have posed challenges and invited hosts of public complaints. The formation of expert team on monitoring mass communications contents is a new initiative to address the challenges, he added.

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