Foreign Investment in the media should be permitted!
Target: To His Majesty's Government of Nepal!
Petition Background (Preamble):
During the second week this month( February,2004), the dispute about the foreign investment in media reached the climax. The copies of The Himalayan Times and Annapurna Post were burned,students protested in various ways and there was a media war between the private sector owned publication houses and the so called publication houses with Indian investment.This issue was raised two years earlier when THT and Annapurna Post started its publication.Since then it has been made issue of discussion several times. The issue is not yet over.So,this issue should be settled at the earliest without any delay.
we argue the government to allow foreign investment in the media.It allows competitive market and readers have more choice. Besides,competition favors the quality,professionalism and credibility of the newspapers and media.Competition does not allow monopoly and the price are fair. The price of THT is the cheapest and the readers are benefitting from it. We strongly argue free and fair media.If there were reports that really matters the soverignity then let it be investigated and given penalty for it. Besides, the media can't be anti-nationalist to their readers or spectators, neither to the nation as it does not do any good to them. So, we strongly argue that foreign investment in the media should be allowed.
The Foreign Investment in the media should be permitted! petition to To His Majesty's Government of Nepal! was written by Sushil Koirala and is in the category Government at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: media, investment, foreign, issue, argue, publication, readers, besides, competition, price, strongly, government, houses, times, annapurna, allow, foreign investment, does not, strongly argue, this issue, publication ho