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Online Media Directive-2073 should be scrapped, says FNJ President Bista

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BHAKTAPUR — Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) President Mahendra Bista has stated that the recently released Online Media Directive-2073 should be scrapped, as it tends to infringe the freedom of press and speech as stipulated by the new constitution.

At a program organised by the FNJ Bhaktapur Chapter on Wednesday afternoon on the event of National Paddy Day, President Bista clarified that the Federation was not in favor of amendment of the Directive.

“It is appropriate in the democracy to regulate press but the government should not try to impose any of its control over the freedom of press in the name of regulation”, he said.

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CCTV cameras lying idle

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BETRAWATI— The CCTV cameras installed at main market area and road side of Bidur Municipality in Nuwakot are lying idle.

As many as 25 sets of CCTV which were installed on the initiative of Nuwakot Chamber of Commerce and Industry are now dysfunctional.

The cameras were set up at the cost of Rs 3.5 million. The concerned side has not paid any attention to repair the cameras in the public which were helpful in maintaining security in the areas.

Right now almost all the CCTVs installed in the public places are not in functioning condition, said Basanta Kunwar, Superintendant of Police.

The cameras were installed a year ago in collaboration among the Nuwakot District Development Committee, Bidur Municipality, different banks and financial institutions.

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