The participation of a two-day interaction programme on 'national communications policy and implementation' discussed the model of the mass communications policy and the Ministry of Information and Mass Communications in a federal setup.
The event organised by the Ministry and National Mass Communications Policy Implementation High-Level Suggestion Committee that kicked off in Dhulikhel yesterday concluded today.
Secretary at the Ministry of Information and Communications Mahendra Man Gurung stressed the need for ending a syndicate system which according to him is in practice in Nepali media. He suggested that Nepali media should increase quality in their services.
He expressed his view for implementing the National Mass Communications Policy without hurting the spirit of the concept of full press freedom and freedom of expression.
Administrative Court chair and media expert Kashiraj Dahal demanded for responsible and disciplinary role of mass media to strengthen democracy and to respect the citizen's right to information.
Likewise, Chairman of the Nepal Television Mahesh Raj Dahal stressed the need for amending the communication policy in changing context of the country.
On the occasion, speakers including Rastriya Samachar Samiti General Manager Opendra Sharma, Radio Nepal executive director Suresh Kumar Karki, communication expert Tikaram Rai and Press Council member Ishwori Ojha expressed their separate view on an amendment to the communication policy.