Probe into alleged violation of journalists’ code of conduct

Kathmandu, Jan 14: Press Council Nepal has launched an investigation into a complaint of an alleged violation of journalists’ code of conduct by local journalist and newspaper in Surkhet district.

The Kopila Valley Service Society based in the district filed a complaint with Press Council with allegation that journalist and the media outlet were disseminating false news in premeditated manner, and publishing reports hurting the organization’s dignity and service.

The Society has further accused journalists of using inappropriate pressure and called on the Council to probe into the facts and take action. The Council has already directed the concerned to stick to accuracy and balance while disseminating news. A three-member investigative committee has been formed headed by Council member Khil Bahadur Bhandari for necessary action in view of non compliance to its instruction by the concerned media and continued dissemination of news on the organization, said Council Chairman Borna Bahadur Karki.

The Council has called on the concerned to help the committee in finding truth and to exercise alertness while disseminating news on the related matter.