The report comprises details about the End Impunity for Crime against Journalists program organised on November 2 at Central level and at the provincial level.
Freedom Forum has submitted a review report on Media Management Bill-Province 3 to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Law of Province 3, Provincial Affairs Committee of the Assembly, Assembly Members and other stakeholders. The bill has presumed to protect and promote freedom of opinion and expression, communication and right to information along with regulating the managerial aspect of media outlets. Most of the Provincial Affairs Committee members appreciate this initiation of FF which has backed them a lot while finalizing the bill during assembly discussion. FF has reviewed this bill being based on the international standard of Freedom of Expression, Media Law and the Constitution of Nepal.
This is three-monthly report prepared after monitoring the news content of mainstream provincial dailies through gender perspectives.
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.