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Monday, May 20th, 2013
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Nepal Bar Association has expressed serious objection over the Supreme Court’s decision to grant press pass only to reporters from daily newspapers while issuing a separate pass to reporters from other media. Issuing a press release on Monday, the bar has called on the Supreme Court administration to stop such discrimination.

“It is an indirect way of putting a lid on right to information and NBA would like to bring attention of the concerned authorities for easy access of information collection,” read the press statement.

Similarly the Forum for Constitution and Law Journalists also issued a press release today expressing concerns regarding Supreme Court administration’s decision to treat reporters differently on the basis of their media affiliation. “The recent moves to restrict the press and reporters to constrict the right to information aren’t acceptable to us,” says the press statement.

The forum has demanded that the administration treat all the reporters on the same plane allowing easy access to everyone for all hearings and also mentioned that it would be compelled to seek help from Federation of Nepali Journalist and concerned international bodies.

Nepal Bar Association press release

Nepal Bar Association press release

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