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President Bhandari urges journos to abide by Code of Conduct

22 September 2020  

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KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has called for the full abidance of the Journalists Code of Conduct for the consolidation of democracy.

Addressing the 51st Anniversary Program of Press Council Nepal at the President House in Shital Niwas here today, the Head of the State underscored the need for complete adherence to the Code for making democracy stronger by rendering the mass communication media responsible.

Stating that journalism, the fourth organ of the state, is an essential means for strengthening democracy, she said democracy cannot be conceived of without freedom of expression and the right to information.

Describing responsible journalism, well-informed citizens and an accountable government as the inevitable elements of democracy, President Bhandari said, “I hope the several weaknesses witnessed in the mass media sector would gradually go away through the continuous practice of democracy; and expect that all journalists will abide by the Journalists Code of Conduct.”

She reiterated on a more effective role of the Press Council for the full abidance of the Journalists Code of Conduct.

Publish Date : 22 September 2020 23:02 PM

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