International Media Mission visits Nepal

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Kathmandu, Feb 6 (ANI): The International Media Mission that is actively working for freedom of press in Nepal initiated meeting with leaders of political parties on Friday.

The mission conferred with Nepali Congress President Girija Prasad Koirala this morning.

Koirala said the recent series of attacks in free press and judiciary has posed threat to democracy.

"The current Maoist-led government has remained a mute-spectator to continuing attack on press," he added.

"The attacks on media and judiciary are continuing just like during the regime of then King Gyanendra. This will plunge democracy into crisis," Kantipur quoted him as saying.

Reiterating his commitment to press freedom, Koirala gave assurances that his party will strongly raise voice for press freedom in the legislative.

The mission is also scheduled to meet Minister for Information and Communications, top leaders of the major political parties, chiefs of security agencies, human rights activists, civil society members, chiefs of media houses and diplomatic missions.

Representatives from 12 international media organisations including International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), and Reporters Sans Frontiers, among others, are the participants in the mission. (ANI)

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