United Nations
Information Centre | Nepal
World Press Freedom Day Statement of the UN in Nepal
PDF File Size: 155 KB | Download   
Freedom of expression and freedom of the press are basic human rights. To commemorate these freedoms, the United Nations General Assembly in 1993 declared 3 May as World Press Freedom Day. On this day, the UN System in Nepal reiterates that the principles of press freedom and freedoms of expression are sacrosanct. Nepal has made great strides in developing print, radio and television media over the last fifteen years. The UN system believes that these advances need to be nurtured, especially during a time when the principles outlined above have been put to the test. The Constitution of the Kingdom of Nepal (1990) and the Press and Publication Act (1991) have actively safeguarded freedoms of opinion and expression, press freedom, and the right to information. Even after the lifting of the State of Emergency, freedom of expression remains suspended with the media continuing to face either direct or indirect censorship. Since 1 February, there has been consistent intimidation of journalists throughout the country and scores of journalists have lost their jobs. The arrests and countrywide harassment of journalists represent attacks on the freedom of
expression, which the UN has a mission to defend. On the occasion of World Press Freedom day, the UN System in Nepal wishes to remind His Majesty’s Government of its obligations to the people of Nepal as a State Party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Publisher:
UNIC ,   (2005 )
Type / Script:
Press Release in English
Keywords:
WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY, FREEDOMS OF OPINION AND EXPRESSION, RIGHT TO INFORMATION, INDEPENDENT MEDIA, DEMOCRACY, CREDIBLE INFORMATION, JOURNALISTS, INDIRECT CENSORSHIP, RULE OF LAW, CONSTITUTIONAL REGIME, CONFLICT PREVENTION, MEDIA PERSONNEL, RELEASE IMPRISONED JOURNALISTS, LOCAL ADMINISTRATIONS, SECURITY FORCES, HARASSMENT AND MURDER OF JOURNALISTS
Thematic Group:
 UNIC : UNITED NATIONS INFORMATION CENTRE
Thesaurus:
14.02.02  -  Human Rights
Reference Link:
** This document has been:
816  times viewed
3  times downloaded.
Feeder: ANJANA SHARMA , Editor: , Auditor:

View Document History
Related Topics
“Freedom of Expression, Access and Empowerment”
The Secretary General-- Message On World Press Freedom Day
Nepal Celebrates World Press Freedom Day 2010
UN Human Rights urges arrest of accused in killing of journalist Birendra Sah
UN Calls for Greater Efforts to Protect Journalists in Nepal
Press Freedom in Nepal [Youtube]
UNESCO is Pleased To Support The Launch Of The Forum Of Development Journalists’ Publication “Testimonies From The Field – An Exploration Of The State of Press Freedom In Nepal After The Signing Of The Comprehensive Peace Agreement”
Press Release Federation of Nepalese Journalists Tara Nath Dahal, President (UN Official Translation)
OHCHR, UNESCO and UNRC: “All Principles of Freedom Of Expression must be Brought to The on-line World”
South Asian Journalists Commemorate World Press Freedom Day 2009 During a Two Day Regional Conference in Kathmandu Entitled “Media and Dialogue”
Remarks by Richard Bennett, OHCHR-Nepal Representative World Press Freedom Day 18 May 2010
UNESCO Concerned by Death Threats Against Nepali Artist Manish Harijan
Arbour Says Harrassment and Secrecy Laws Undermine Press Freedom - Statement to mark World Press Freedom Day (3 May).
OHCHR-Nepal Deplores The Killing Of Media Group Chairperson Arun Singhanyia
Constitution Making Process in Nepal
The Code of Conduct for Ceasefire Agreed Between the Government of Nepal and the CPN (Maoist) on 25 May 2006 at Gokarna
UNESCO Office in Kathmandu- Quarterly Newsletter : Issue 1 Volume 1 (May-July 2009)
Voices from the Field Press Freedom in the CPA to the Constituent Assembly
प्रेस स्वतन्त्रता हननको अनुगमनका लागि संस्थागत ढाँचासम्बन्धी साझा मान्दन्ड
UN Newsletter - Vol. 11 (May 2009)
UNESCO is Pleased To Support The Launch of The Forum of Development Journalists’ Publication “Voices From The field – Press Freedom in Nepal From The CPA to The Constituent Assembly”
Press Release - 27 October 2005
UNESCO Launches Journalist Safety Project
UNESCO Office in Kathmandu : Six Monthly Report (January- June 2005)
Increasing the safety of journalists. New initiative by UNESCO, NHRCN, Ministry of Information and Communications
OHCHR Condemns Threats To Editors And Publishers
OHCHR Condemns Threats to Editors and Publishers
Testimonies From the Field:An Exploration of the State of Press Freedom in Nepal after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement
UN Newsletter - Vol. 43 (Apr - May 2012)
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
Nepal Bar Association Press Release (UN Official Translation)
King’s Grip on Nepalese Media Tightens
UN concerned about reports of threats and intimidation of journalists
Ujyalo National Network Begins Airing OHCHR-Nepal Radio Dramas About Human Rights in CA Elections.
UNDP Nepal - Outcome Evaluation of UNDP Nepal Access to Justice and Human Rights (2001-2010)
OHCHR-Nepal Calls on Political Actors To Ensure Respect For Human Rights in CA Elections
OHCHR-Nepal Calls on Political Actors to Ensure Respect for Human Rights in CA Elections.
Protect rights by upholding rule of law: UN
Press Release
Media and the Nepali public - Survey Assessments of Media Capacity, Credibility and Literacy
Community MHz: Assessing Community Radio Performance in Nepal
Director-General Condemns Brutal Murder Of Nepalese Journalist Uma Singh
NHRC e-bulletin, Volume 5, Number 4, 9 May 2007
ने‌पालमा दण्डहीनता: अभिव्यक्ति स्वतन्त्रता एवं पत्रकार‌ सुर‌क्षाको‌ परिप्रेक्ष्य
Remarks by Richard Bennett Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at a Programme to Mark World Press Freedom Day Organised by the Federation of Nepali Journalists and UNESCO With Support From OHCHR-Nepal
Assessment of Media Development in Nepal-Based on UNESCO’s Media Development Indicators
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN NEPAL
South Asia Press Freedom Report 2017-2018
Human Rights and the Constituent Assembly Elections.
Federation of Nepalese Journalist mr.Bishnu Nisthuri UN Office
PRESS STATEMENT Ms. Jyoti Sanghera Head of the United Nations Human Rights Office in Nepal (OHCHR) Statement to the Media 25 August 2011, Biratnagar
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights :List of issues in relation to the second periodic report of Nepal
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN NEPAL Press Release – 16 March 2006 OHCHR welcomes new Human Rights Council
संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघीय मानवअधिकार उच्चायुक्तको कार्यालय, नेपाल प्रेस विज्ञप्ति-२०६७ वैशाख १९ (विश्व प्रेस स्वतन्त्रता दिवसको अवसरमा) पत्रकार वीरेन्द्र साहको हत्याका अभियुक्तिको गिरफ्तार गर्न राष्ट्रसंघीय उच्चायुक्तको कार्यालयको आग्रह
प्रेस विज्ञप्ति मई ३ मा नेपालद्वारा विश्व प्रेस स्वतन्त्रता दिवस मनाइयो उच्चायुक्तको कार्यालय, युनेस्को तथा संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघीय आवासीय संयोजक: "अभिव्यक्ति स्वतन्त्रताका सबै सिदान्तहरु अनलाइनको संसारमा ल्याईनैपर्छ। काठमाडौ, २०११ मई ३(वैशाख २०)
Secretary-General Called for Immediate Restoration of Semocratic Institutions in Nepal After Consitutional Monarchy Dissolves Goverment
OHCHR Concerned About Current Human Rights Situation In the Context of The Ongoing Bandh and Political Stalemate
UN Concerned About Reports Of Threats And Intimidation Of Journalists
UNITED NATIONS Press Release UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERTS EXPRESS GRAVE CONCERN ABOUT CRACKDOWN ON DEMONSTRATORS IN NEPAL 20 April 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
UN Newsletter - Vol. 8 (February 2009)
Human Rights e-Newsletter, Volume 7, Issue 8, November, 2012
Project Title: Establishing A Community Radio Self Regulation Mechanism For Upholding Freedom Of Expression
Project Title: Consolidation Of Community Radio Movement (Phase II)
International Day Against Homophobia, Trans-phobia and Bi-phobia
Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Nepal New York, 1 February 2005
Nepal Bar Association (NBA) Interaction on Independence of Judiciary for Human Rights Speech delivered by Ms. Jyoti Sanghera, Head, OHCHR-Nepal Thursday, 26 May 2011
Director-General calls for full investigation into the killing of Nepali journalist Yadav Poudel
Assessment of Media Development in Nepal- Based on UNESCO's Media Development Indicators
Constitution Of Nepal 2072 (Unofficial Translation in English)
खोज पत्रकारिताका लागि सूचनाको हक
UNESCO Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 2: April - June 2011
OHCHR-Nepal deplores the killing of media group chairperson Arun Singhanyia
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN NEPAL High Commissioner for Human Rights Urges Ceasefire and Respect for Freedom of Expression and Peaceful Assembly
Testimonies from the Field : An Exploration of the State of Press Freedom in Nepal after the singing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement ( 3 May 2007 )
NHRC And UN Raise Concern About Humanitarian Impact of Bandh
United Nations Human Rights Experts, Grave Concern About Cracldown on Demonstrators in Nepal
Convention On The Protection And Promotion Of The Diversity Of Cultural Expressions Will Enter Into Force On 18 March 2007
Assessment of Media Deveopment in Nepal
Project Title : Building Bridges : Communication For All Empowerment Nepal
Capacity Building Of Media Professionals In Electoral Coverage In Post-Conflicy Nepal
Respect For Human Rights Crucial For CA Election Success
संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघ नेपालस्थित आवासीय प्रतिनिधिको कार्यालय प्रेस विज्ञप्ति-जुन ३ (जेठ २० २०६६) बन्दक सम्बन्धमा नेपालस्थित राष्ट्रसंघको कार्यालयद्वारा चिन्ता व्यक्त
Press Conference (OHCHR)Office of the United Nations High Commission, 60th Anniversary
Free and Equal- UN in Nepal for LGBTIQ Equality.
Free and Equal- UN in Nepal for LGBTIQ Equality.
Free and Equal- UN in Nepal for LGBTIQ Equality.
Free and Equal- UN in Nepal for LGBTIQ Equality.
Free and Equal- UN in Nepal for LGBTIQ Equality.
Free and Equal- UN in Nepal for LGBTIQ Equality.
Free and Equal- UN in Nepal for LGBTIQ Equality.
Free and Equal- UN in Nepal for LGBTIQ Equality.
Free and Equal- UN in Nepal for LGBTIQ Equality.
Free and Equal- UN in Nepal for LGBTIQ Equality.
Free and Equal- UN in Nepal for LGBTIQ Equality.
Free and Equal- UN in Nepal for LGBTIQ Equality.
Free and Equal- UN in Nepal for LGBTIQ Equality.
Free and Equal- UN in Nepal for LGBTIQ Equality.
Free and Equal- UN in Nepal for LGBTIQ Equality.
Press Statement (Informal Translation from Nepali)
100 result(s) found.