2005-10-24 - press release - NHRC२०६२-०७-०७ - प्रेस विज्ञप्ति - रामाअआ

Archive ref no: NCA-19919 अभिलेखालय सि. नं.: NCA-19919

Date: 2005-10-24
NHRC initiated investigation into the incident that has taken place at Kantipur FM radio

Press Statement

The National Human Rights Commission's serious attention has been drawn to the news
published in the media regarding the adverse impact in the exercise of freedom of opinion
and expression, press and publication rights and the right to information guaranteed by
the Constitution as a result of the recent media ordinance on the amendment of some
media related Acts issued by His Majesty's Government on October 8, 2005. The
Commission has started reviewing the media ordinance from a human rights perspective.
Likewise, the Commission has also initiated its investigation work into the incident that
had taken place at Kantipur FM radio station at Pulchowk on October 21.

The Commission appeals to all concerned not to act in a manner that is in contravention
to the rights guaranteed by the Constitution and international human rights instruments to
which Nepal is a party.

Kedar Prasad Poudyal