Media should be sensitive while disseminating news on heinous crime: AG Kharel

May 10, 2019


Attorney General, Agni Prasad Kharel, has said that the media should be sensitive while disseminating news related to heinous crime.

Inaugurating the programme, 'Journalist Code of Conduct and Language Training', organised by Lalitpur chapter of Federation of Nepali Journalists here today, Kharel said that media should not disseminate news hampering the investigation. 

He pointed out the need of friendly relations between government prosecutors, Nepal Police and journalists.

The Attorney General said, "The media should not disseminate the wrong message. It should portray the real picture of the incident." 

Similarly, Chairperson of Press Council, Kishor Shrestha said that Nepali media have done many positive works.

Although the Nepali media had played remarkable role in country's social and political changes, it has many places to correct itself, added Shrestha. He said, "The government is going to formulate laws along with fine if we do not start to correct ourselves."

Likewise, mayor of Godawari municipality, Gajendra Maharjan, said that the municipality would provide land plot for the construction of FNJ building.

He also stressed that the media should disseminate news only after verifying the truth and reality. Lalitpur chapter President of FNJ, Gyan Prasad Poudel, said that the FNJ has been giving priority to collaboration and coordination with locals.