American Ambassador to Nepal Randy Berry (Photo courtesy: US Embassy)
KATHMANDU: American Ambassador to Nepal Randy Berry has been concerned by Nepal’s latest activities seeking to constrain the free flow of information.
Ambassador Berry, in a tweet, said that he is concerned by the Nepal government’s latest actions, laws or regulations that intend to gag the free flow of information.
Nepal’s leaders consistently stress to me their commitment to democratic freedoms. Freedom of the press is a fundamental part of any democracy, and I am concerned by actions, laws, or regulations that seek to constrain the free flow of information.
— Ambassador Randy Berry (@USAmbNepal) May 13, 2019
It is unfortunate to see such anti-democratic activities taking place despite Nepali leaders’ repeated commitment towards democratic freedoms, said Berry, adding, ” Freedom of the press is a fundamental part of any democracy.”