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Since CA elections are a common agenda, media persons have to play an effective role in creating an atmosphere for elections. From creating awareness to guarding it, each media outlet has a role. In this transitional phase, media from centre to the local level have to be active, balanced, and responsible. The press continues to enjoy public support as the fourth organ of the state based on its factual reporting and impartiality. But at this historic juncture, the responsibility of the press is even more important. The Election Commission wants the media to set the agenda for elections. The eight party leaders continue to blame each other for not being serious about holding elections. The Freedom of Information Act and the Working Journalists' Act have been passed, and the Maoists have expressed their commitment not to interfere with press freedom.

The press has to be responsible and investigate the truth about Prachanda's statement concerning elections. Prachanda has said he has been misreported and that he intended to garner support for elections not postpone it. Biased reporting will only jeopardise the credibility of the press. There is no room for doubts and unhealthy competition. Only in such a situation transformation of this nation and its inhabitants is possible.



LATEST ISSUE
638
(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)


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