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RSS will soon launch 24 hour news service

The Nepal Weekly
February 20, 2024

Minister for Communication and Information, Technology Rekha Sharma has said that the government is committed to developing the journalism sector and making it professional by ensuring full protection to press freedom.

Addressing the 63rd anniversary of Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS) in Kathmandu on Monday Minister Sharma said that the government is committed to protecting press freedom as enshrined in the constitution.

She said that the formulation of media-related laws is a priority of the present government. “The prevailing laws would be amended and new laws would be formulated as per the spirit of federalism.”

Minister Sharma informed that the Mass Media Reforms Advisory Committee has been formed to provide policy and legal recommendations for the restructuring of the mass media sector and the Nepal Media Council Bill and the Mass Media Bill beprepared based on the report of the committee. She underscored the important role media can play in the transformation of people’s living standards while helping protect political achievements.

Chairman of RSS Dharmendra Jha informed that the National News Agency is preparing grounds to operate 24 hours and once the Communication Ministry gives green signal it will start round the clock service.

On the occasion minister Sharma awarded prizes to those journalists serving in the RSS who have made outstanding contributions.