Kathmandu, Feb 18 : Number of online media registered in the country has increased lately.
According to the Department of Information and Broadcasts, 478 new online media were registered in the country in the fiscal year 2077/78. In the fiscal year 2075/76, a total of 550 online media were registered and 17 were re-registered. Likewise, 272 got renewed.
In the fiscal year 2076/77 BS, total 561 new online media were registered as informed by the Department. 272 were renewed in the fiscal year.
As of now total 2,325 online meida have been registered in the country.
President of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), the online which has emerged as a mainstream media should pay attention towards maintaining trust and credibility.
"The quality of some online media is still under question. Some online journalists are found publishing and disseminating news against the code of ethics. It has to be well-regulated with the compliance of ethics".
Likewise, 7,807 print media including dailies, weeklies, fortnightlies, monthly/bi-monthly, quarterlies, semester half-yearly and yearly magazines have been so far registered.
Total 1,127 FM radios and 202 television channels have obtained operational licenses.