Minister Sharma stresses on institutionalizing political change


April 15, 2024


Minister Sharma stresses on institutionalizing political change

Minister for Communication and Information Technology Rekha Sharma/File photo.

DEUKHURI, DANG: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Rekha Sharma has said that the media should work to institutionalize the political changes in the country and join the mainstream of development.

Addressing the 22nd general assembly of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Dang and Media Festival opening ceremony function here today, she said the media sector should have a strong role to implement the constitutional provisions, as concerns of women and the marginalized communities are yet to be addressed.

She also emphasized on disseminating fact-based and positive news to show the ray of hope, as the society’s perception at present is negative-oriented.

Stating that freedom of speech and political freedom are complementary to each other, Minister Sharma said journalism and politics are together in the journey of change.

The government spokesperson also urged the media to raise strong voices against the act of maligning the republic.

“It is not right to put blame on the republican system when some individuals are at fault,” she said, “The role of journalists should be strengthened in building a prosperous nation.”