Newsletter produced by FF including its intervention upon issues of Freedom of Expression, Press Freedom, Right to Information, Open Data, and Open Government for January to March 2018.
Freedom Forum with the support of The Asia Foundation organized a day long national workshop named "Promoting right to information and open government data in federal Nepal" in the capital city Kathmandu on March 23. Bringing together 111 persons, thereby whetting debate on the importance of RTI andopen government data in the federal system of Nepal and igniting the stakeholders to cooperate each other for strategic synergic in the days ahead.
The workshop attended by 111 participants representing the government- Prime Minister's Office, National Information Commission, Central Bureau of Statistics, civil society on RTI and data community, research, academia not only shared their RTI and open data
practices but also prodded the NIC and government bodies to be more active to RTI and open data practices in view of the growing roles of the local governments in the changed system.
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.
Focused especially upon the school children, parents and teachers, the booklet is very useful for all who spend time for various purposes on internet- education, entertainment, information, business promotion etc.
This report enclosing monitoring period from October to December along with annual trends and further entails about under representation of women in bylines and as news sources on the main news contents of Nepali national dailies.
The Open Budget Survey 2017 report produced by International Budget Partnership (IBP) encloses status of budget transparency of various countries including Nepal. For Nepal, the study was carried out by Freedom Forum.
Freedom Forum hereby, presents fortieth issue of its newsletter which encases incidents of FoE violations, organizational activities, campaigns, review papers, reports, international news and events relating to FoE issues during the months of October to December 2017.
सरकारले मौजुदा ३ वटा सञ्चार क्षेत्रका ऐनहरू (१) छापाखाना तथा प्रकाशन ऐन–२०४८ (२) राष्ट्रिय प्रशारण ऐन–२०४९ र (३) श्रमजीवी पत्रकारसम्बन्धी ऐन २०५१ खारेज गरी सो लाई प्रतिस्थापन गर्ने उद्देश्यले आमसञ्चारसम्बन्धी ऐन बनाउन सो सम्बन्धी विधेयकको मस्यौदा गरेको जानकारी हुन आएको छ ।
यस सम्बन्धमा सूचना तथा सञ्चार क्षेत्रको नीति एवं कानुनका सम्बन्धमा लामो समयदेखि अध्ययन, अनुसन्धान र वकलात गर्दै आएको संस्थाको हिसाबले हाम्रो गम्भीर ध्यानाकर्षण भएको छ ।
The report encloses freedom of press and expression updates from January to December 2017 which highlighted a total of 66 press freedom violations during this passing year 2017, a sharp rise compared to the previous year, 2016. Only 25 incidents were recorded in 2016.
The Media Mission III Report prepared with field visit in the southern plains of east of Nepal on the eve of December 7, 2017 elections: finds no physical threats to journalists. However, political parties' influence, division and groupism within journalists, lack of technical skills, non-implementation of minimum pay scale to journalists, border crime are severe hindrances to the professionalism in journalism.
Nepal's Citizens Climate Budget (CCB) presents how the budget is being allocated to address climate change and its effects in Nepal. It uses official information from the Ministry of Finance and other government agencies in Nepal. This is designed for the public to understand how the government uses public finance to address climate change.