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Press Council Nepal

The Press Council Nepal is an autonomous and independent media regulatory body set up by the Government of Nepal that overlooks the development of the freedom of the press in Nepal and that advises the Government on policy developments to ensure this development.[2][3] It serves under the Ministry of Information and Communications.[4]

Press Council Nepal
प्रेस काउन्सिल नेपाल[1]
Area served
Key people
Kishor Shrestha (acting chairman)
ParentNepal Government


The Government of Nepal first created the Press Commission, a predecessor of the Press Council Nepal in 1957. This was developed into the Press Advisory Council in 1969. The supervision was handed from the Government to the Supreme Court of Nepal in 1972 and the organisation was renamed to Press Council of Nepal.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Press Council Nepal". Press Council Nepal. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Introduction". Retrieved 2017-02-10.
  3. ^ "Press Council Nepal classifies 833 newspapers, magazines". Retrieved 2017-02-10.
  4. ^ "Organizations under Ministry". Ministry of Information and Communications. Retrieved 26 October 2017.