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1. After the restoration of the multi party democratic system in 1990, liberal provisions and guarantee of press freedom were enshrined in the Constitution opening up avenues for private and community organizations to become involved in the media sector.
2. Breaking the monopoly of state run media, over a dozen mainstream newspapers,including four English language papers were created. As per the latest record, there are over 758 newspapers in publication out of the 2,601 registered.
3. The history of television in Nepal goes back to two and half decades, when the state-owned Nepal Television(NTV) was set up in 1985. In 1996, “Image Channel”, the first private channel, went on air. In September 2010, 11 television channels are broadcasting from Kathmandu.
4. Radio Sagarmatha, the first community and privately owned radio station was established in 1997 in the Kathmandu Valley with UNESCO’s support.
5. Today, there are 237 radio stations in the country, including 156 radio stations licensed as ‘community radio stations”, four of which are managed and operated by women.
UNISECO ,   (2011 )
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