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EC to write to Press Council for regular monitoring of media during election

2022 Oct 15, 9:54, Kathmandu
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The Election Commission (EC) has decided to write to the Press Council Nepal for conducting regular media monitoring as per the Journalist Code of Conduct, 2073; and Election Code of Conduct, 2079 during the election of the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly.

The EC's meeting on Friday admitted that it is Press Council's jurisdiction to monitor media. So, it believed the Council would conduct the regular monitoring of the media in line with the constitutional provisions on freedom of expression, press freedom, and right to information, and in line with international standards on mass communications for the election to the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly.

The EC however said it would conduct internal monitoring and write to the Press Council for action in case of anyone was found spreading fake news, disinformation and hate speech as per its monitoring. EC expects cooperation from Press Council on making election free, fair, credible and peaceful.



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