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NCP registered in Election Commission

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KATHMANDU — The Election Commission (EC) has decided to registered the newly-formed Nepal Communist Party (NCP) giving official status to party.

A meeting of EC officials held at the EC central office on Wednesday decided to register the party ignoring existing law that requires any party to ensure 33 percent seats to women.

The NCP has only 16 percent women in the central committee which is nearly half the number required by the law.

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According to the Party Registration Act, article 15 (4), at least 33 percent women representation is requireed to register the party. But the NCP has only 72 women in its 441-member central committee.

EC officials have claimed that the ruling party has decided to increase the number of women in the party committee through of its first general convention.

They also said that the registration has not violated the party as it ensures 33 percent representation to women after the merger.

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Journalists’ code of ethics on use of social networking sites stressed

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KATHMANDU- Code of ethics on the use of social networking sites for journalists has been stressed.

The speakers at a programme argued that code of ethics for journalists on use of social sites is needed as their status on social sites could raise credibility questions on the news contents.

On the occasion, FNJ Vice-Chairman Bipul Pokharel and FNJ Secretary Prakash Thapa shared that FNJ is drafting the code of conducts targeting the members of FNJ.

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Likewise, coordinator of digital media committee of FNJ and central committee member Lekhnath Neupane reasoned the need for such code of ethics to make the entire media sector more responsible and decent.

Executive Director of Centre for Media Research Centre Ujjawal Acharya, Chairman of Online Journalists’ Association Shiva Satyal and FNJ central committee member
Janmadev Jaisi also expressed their opinions at the interaction programme on ‘Use of social networking site and development of code of ethics for journalists’ organized by Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) and Centre for Media Research on Saturday.

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