December 18, 2006

EVENTS: Post-conflict role of Media discussed (NEPAL)

Post-conflict role of Media discussed   [ 2006-12-17 ]
By A Staff Reporter

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: Diplomats and experts Saturday highlighted the role of media and youths in the post-conflict era stating that both have a tremendous role in reshaping the nation?s vision and mitigating generational conflict through peaceful means.

They also asserted that media has been obsessed with political reporting filled with the cacophonous speeches of political leaders, thereby neglecting the genuine issues and legitimate rights of youths.

They were speaking at a seminar ?the Role of Youth and Media in Development: A New Perspective? jointly organised by The Telegraph Weekly and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Nepal here.

Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Nepal Nam Sang-Jung said that media could play the role of educating young people better than the governments in developing countries, thus contributing to economic growth and poverty reduction.
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