Review of media-related polices and laws in Nepal: Challenges and opportunities for media professionalism

This paper reviews existing relevant media-related policies and laws in Nepal, including international conventions and declarations to which Nepal is a signatory party.

It covers analysis of nine international conventions and declarations from the Nepali media perspective, 24 existing laws and policies, six institutional analyses as well as constitutional provisions related to media and press freedom.

This paper identifies key blockages and gaps in the provisions – in particular to media professionalism, oversight and accountability – and the media’s potential for playing a constructive role in supporting peace, democracy and human rights. It also highlights opportunities for policy advocacy in support of a safe, able, free and empowered media in Nepal.

The paper is written in Nepali.