To guarantee press freedom, Nepal must amend its new criminal code

first_imgSections 293, 294 and 295 criminalize publishing private information, recording conversations or taking pictures without permission. Under article 306.2, showing “disrespect” towards someone either directly or through satire is also punishable by up to three years in prison. Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story August 17, 2018 To guarantee press freedom, Nepal must amend its new criminal code NepalAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Nepalese authorities to amend several articles in the country’s new criminal code, which took effect today, because they limit the freedom to provide news and information in the public interest. News June 8, 2020 Find out more NepalAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill “We call on the Nepalese authorities to immediately rewrite these provisions because, in their current form, they would seem to constitute an unacceptable censorship tool,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. May 29, 2019 Find out more The preamble of Nepal’s 2015 constitution proclaims full freedom of the press, while article 19 prohibits censorship. Journalists are nonetheless often subjected to pressure from various authorities, as when the head of the supreme court tried to prevent the publication of any reports criticizing him. He was later removed. Nepal is ranked 106th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. “They must take account of the need to be able to gather news and information in the public interest. By leaving too much to the judge’s discretion, these articles could be used to criminalize all investigative journalism and criticism of public figures. If they are not amended quickly, Nepal is liable to fall sharply in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index.” Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage Help by sharing this information Nepal’s media industry has boomed since the monarchy’s overthrow a decade ago after a brutal civil war, spawning dozens of newspapers and TV news channels that have played a key role in the transition towards democracy (photo: Prakash Mathema / AFP). to go further Nepalese journalists could face up to three years in prison if they publish information that is deemed to be “confidential” under the new criminal code. Several of its articles relating to the protection of privacy pose a serious threat to journalistic practices. RSF_en Organisation Receive email alerts Follow the news on Nepal News News News May 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Company appointed for consultancy on flood relief schemes in Donegal

first_img Pinterest Twitter Google+ Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – May 8, 2021 Twitter Google+center_img A company has been appointed to undertake engineering and environmental consultancy services for three flood relief schemes in Donegal.The projects in Ballybofey – Stranorlar, Buncrana – Luddan, and Ramelton are key elements in the flood risk management strategy in place until 2027.Byrne Looby Water Services will begin public consultations in all three areas shortly.Donegal County Council says the project team will assess options based not only on their technical and economic suitability, but also their environmental and social impact.Cathaoirleach Councillor Rena Donaghey is says it is very important that the local communities have their say and become involved in the public consultation process as the flooding solutions are developed. She said this will help shape the design of the schemes that will ultimately protect and safeguard their communities.An initial public consultation will be launched in the coming months to seek the views of the communities of Ballybofey – Stranorlar, Buncrana – Luddan, and Ramelton on flooding and associated environmental issues that they feel need to be addressed as part of the schemes.Chief Executive John McLaughlin says the council has developed a strong working relationship with OPW in the delivery of flood relief schemes in the county, and he looks forward to the successful progression of these three schemes, along with the other flood relief schemes that are already progressing in Castlefin, Burnfoot, Glenties, Downings and Kerrykeel, Lifford and Raphoe. WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Previous articleTD calls for income threshold for council housing to be raisedNext articleDerry draw with Longford – Ruaidhri Higgins & Jack Malone Reaction News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Company appointed for consultancy on flood relief schemes in Donegal Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

Cahill Cup commences

first_imgThis week sees the commencement of the Cahill Cup senior hurling competition in Mid Tipperary with the quarter finals taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday evening.On Tuesday, Upperchurch Drombane takes on JK Brackens in Drombane while 2016 winners Moycarkey Borris face Holycross Ballycahill in Littleton and Thurles Sarsfields face Clonakenny in Clonakenny. All games have a 7.30 throw in time.Meanwhile on Wednesday evening, Loughmore Castleiney travel to the Ragg to take on Drom Inch at 7.30. Photo © MoycarkeyBorrislast_img