This report is based upon the monitoring of main news contents from 21 daily newspapers from seven Provinces of Nepal from April to June 2018.
Freedom Forum has commented on the draft bill of the Criminal Code and Civil Code from the angle of freedom of expression.
The review report is prepared being based on the prudence of proposed criminal code and civil code with its affiliation to international and constitutional standards. The provisions in the proposed bill which seem to give ground for vague interpretation, inconsistency with the international and constitutional standards are recommended for the amendment.
As media is the mirror of society, the contents brought by them is essentially a topic to study to know more about local contexts.With this in background, Freedom Forum has expanded the monitoring of media contents to find the representation of women in major provincial newspapers.
Given that the budget allocated to climate-related program reaches the vulnerable farmers to help better prevent and respond to emerging climate threats, FF piloted PETS in the government-funded climate responsive program in Bardiya and Udayapur. It underscores the need of carrying out similar exercises that apply specific transparency/accountability tools to enable wider range of beneficiaries to understand the scope, expected results of budget allocations and actual expenditures in relation to climate change adaptation policies and activities.
The report encloses the details about the RTI-OGD national workshop organized by Freedom Forum A day-long national workshop was organised in the capital city Kathmandu on March 23, 2018.The workshop was entitled "Promoting The Right to Information and Open Government Data in Federal Nepal"
Based on the proceedings where 100 participants from almost 30 countries, representing governments, multi-stakeholder initiatives, information commissions and independent oversight bodies, gender, transparency, accountability and access to information civil society organizations, international institutions, donor agencies and foundations, private sector companies, media, scholars and practitioners, gathered in Atlanta, adopted the following Declaration and Recommendations to advance women’s right of access to information.
The review has strongly recommended the policy makers and curriculum developers to prioritize the importance of internet and its safe use, so that it could contribute to creating healthy atmosphere for practice of Freedom of Expression online.