Discussion with Media Personnel about the Pre-election Situation in Surkhet

  November 14, 2022 By: INSEC

The team of Informal Sector Service Centre INSEC met and discussed with the media persons within the district regarding the pre-election. The team from INSEC Karnali Province Office Surkhet, the former Secretary General of INSEC Dr. Kundan Aryal, INSEC Karnali Province Cheif Narayan Subedi, Program Coordinator Kiran Paudel, Chairperson of Nepal Journalist Federation Lalit Basel, and other media workers from the district participated in the program organized by INSEC Karnali.

The media persons discussed about previous activities and programs related to the elections within the district, compliance with the election code of conduct, and the activities of the political parties along with the contemporary situation in the district.

The former Secretary General of INSEC, Dr. Kundan Aryal, spoke on the role of journalists and Human rights workers to make the elections fair and fearless. He emphasized the importance of human rights workers and journalists nudging relevant authorities in order to create an environment for citizens to exercise their rights freely.

Similarly, Narayan Subedi, Karnali Province Head of INSEC, while addressing the program, informed about the role played by INSEC in making the elections fair and said that more advice and suggestions are needed from media persons.

During the discussion, journalists highlight the need for collaboration of human rights workers and media persons for the interest of the general citizens. In a similar manner, they discussed journalist ethics and non-bias reporting during the elections. More than 20 media persons and human rights workers actively participated in the program.

INSEC team completed the pre-election monitoring program. The team held meetings and discussions with Surkhetka Provincial Election Officer Durga Chalise, Chief Election Officer Bishnu Prasad Aryal, Chief District Officer Khagendra Prasad Rizal, and District Police Chief Padam Bisht. According to Narayan Subedi, Head of Karnali Province of INSEC, the discussion was focused on the conduct of the election and the safety and security during the election.

Prabha Kumari Raut