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Talking Points for Richard Bennett Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at the Closing of the UNESCO/FNJ Conference Media & Dialogue 3 May 2009, Kathmandu IFJ’s annual report notes a growing trend of anti-media attitudes held by ordinary citizens throughout the region. These are people who the report says are frightened by insecurity and sceptical about the promise of positive change. They feel let dow...
UNOHCHR, (2009)
Message from Mr Ian Martin Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in NepaL For World Press Freedom Day To the Federation of Nepalese Journalists 3 May 2006 - Himalaya Hotel, Kathmandu The fast pace of events in Nepal in the first four months of this year have highlighted the role of the media here in keeping citizens informed and in promoting public debate about important issues. In the context of the mass demonstrations in April,...
UNOHCHR, (2006)
Message from Mr Ian Martin Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal For the National Conference of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists 1 February 2006 The right of Nepali citizens to freely express and share ideas and information is at the heart of the democratic freedoms of your people. A media which speaks without fear or favour, and which reports responsibly, has a vital role to play in Nepal. I...
UNOHCHR, (2006)