The report encloses freedom of press and expression updates from January to December 2018 which highlighted a total of 98 press freedom violations during this passing year 2018, a sharp rise compared to the previous year, 2017. Only 66 incidents were recorded in 2016.
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.