Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Where is the report of first Press Council?

It is difficult to study media history in Nepal. We have no well- resourced achieve. If somebody thinks of doing research on press council we can’t find the report of first press council. It is unavailable in Press council Nepal office.
Press Advisory Committee was the main agenda of 1957 Press Commission. So government formed Press Advisory Committee in 1967. It had to work as the link between press and government. It advised government ways to develop press in Nepal. Nayan Bahadur K.C. was president of the committee. Its name was changed into Press Council in 1970. Surendra Bahadur Basnet was president of this council. This is the first press council. And I am searching the report of this council.
Some body says the team of Basnet did not publish report. But I came to know from an article published in Gorkhapatra, nepali daily of 5 August 1971 that there was a draft of report of press council. Well it might be on typed form. But where is the report? My search is going. I am studying press council’s activities in light of National Communication Services Plan (1971-1990). And I have asked many people about the report. Nobody could show this report to me.

Link of Press Council Nepal
www.presscouncilnepal.org/

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