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Saptari Killings was purely Human Rights Violation by the state

Rayznews reported " On March 5th four United Democratic Madhesi Front cadets have been killed in a firing by Police trying to dis...

Thursday, October 31, 2013

8th Internet Governance Forum (IGF), bali Indonesia

The 8th Internet Governance Forum (IGF)  held in Bali, Indonesia, from 22 to 25 October 2013 and focused on “Building bridges – Enhancing multi-stakeholder cooperation for growth and sustainable development”. The IGF was a eye opener for me to see how the world of ICT  worked. I believed it was something that was more prescribed where some hesitated to speak and some promulgated their ideology upon others, but I strongly felt there must be more involvement in terms of global practices and work modality over the world.

Likewise, getting a glimpse of the event,  there were around  1,500 participants from 111 countries, including Ministers, members of Parliaments and senior officials. The ambitious objective of the Bali meeting was to build bridges and strengthen the cooperation between and among various stakeholders, allowing and strengthening a constructive multistakeholder dialogue.

Different organization like ICAAN, APNIC,  ISOC, ITU etc were seen active in raising their part of the issues where big shot people in the IT industry ruled in their presence.
Similarly different issue of FOE, digital divide, standardization, security issue, e-learning, cyber crime were discussed  and highlighted among different session and expert.  Moreover, the voices of the developed and practised rule in while limiting the voice of the developing in understanding the real situation of what is happening and what can be done to make it right.  

IGF2013 practices a weak model of multistakeholdership where collaborative solution's searched but only prescribed solution were given.  The forum highlighted limited  so called experts of few organizations who tried to give solutions and predictions from their point of view. Come on multistalkholdership is about cooperation for discussion not for observed solution.

Specially looking at the gaps of charter, rights and convention, there is a big gap of what is there and what is adopted by the individual countries according to their laws and regulations. The discrimination among  countries has resulted in the issue of standardization and net neutrality which needs more cooperation not policy lobbying.

Discussing global scenario of protecting journalists, bloggers, and media actors is not a question of reality. The discussion should have been more focused on what has been practiced and how can we overcome the gap in  giving the people their rights. Standardization in policy is a big hindrance for all and multistalkholder forum like these where overcoming such problem  is yet another issue.

Apart from that  the developed nation like US fighting on pity issue of blaming the China for infiltrating their cyber space and attacking was a real terms of hypocrisy which did not limited their action of cyber surveillance and espionage all over the world.  Perhaps the Chinese delegation fighting back to US pointing their incompetence of not being able to handle the situation of espionage over the www was a reality check.

Internet is a global platform that marks the achievement of human history that related to each and every individual that is associated with it. Discriminating and making it aloof is not a condition of today, it needs to be neutral in terms of its use, rights and impact.....

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Kantipur Publication Neglects the road infront

Kantipur Publication, Subidhanagar  is one of apex journalism organization of Nepal. It practices storytelling
and bringing the truth through different form of paper, radio and Television channel. It writes about the pro and cons of society but from years, every time it rains the road in-front of them becomes slippery and hundreds of people  have slipped in-front.

Recently the road was dug up during the road expansion campaign and has further worsen the scenario putting a question in the late working modality of the road department.

Do they care I don't think so?  Nobody cares, the publication seems to highlight and voice issues of concern where as it refuses to see the road in-front is degrading and needs serious attention. what can we expect from a pristine organization like such. Is it my mistake to expect such a minor thing from the Kantipur Publication?  

Wiki defines Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as  corporate conscience, corporate citizenship, social performance, or sustainable responsible business/ Responsible Business. It  is a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model.

Today I became a Victim and slipped. I don't know whom to blame the government that fails to realize public safety to which I bloody pay my hard earned money as tax  for public welfare  or the publication that stands tall in bringing the truth of the society but neglects the road in front.

What kind of society are we moving to ....................................

Rayznews writes, " If Kantipur publication being the apex news agency cannot voice a minor issue like this then its hard to imagine how it can voice the  truth to the public,"

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Election in Nepal, a Remedy or an issue

Election in Nepal has been opted as a  solution for the overall political chaos where there could have been better solution. From the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly on May 28 2012, Nepal has been facing political crisis in various forms of its operation, management and leadership.  Nepal's political scenario has never faced such a situation of leadership and diplomacy that encounters no barriers. The Baburam led government dissolved the Constituent Assembly (CA) due to its failure in drafting a new constitution, the CA was dissolved  after its original and extended total tenure of 4 years which according to morale values was acceptable but without any solution and putting the nation in such a transitional phase is was un-acceptable.  With political tussle and power play games the political parties of Nepal could not come to a conscious ideology.

Apart from that due to lack of political culture the nation faced a situation of uncertainty and deadlock which grounded the overall Nation's position.

Still then the political parties were seen at their turf where no fixed version regarding the election could be made.  There was no policy for diplomacy where the 4 party alliance declared the need and founded the controversial interim government led by chief justice Khil Raj Regmi  to end the political deadlock. The Khil Raj Regmi Government which was formed  with allegation and controversies where the  Baidhaya led Maiost party (Nepal Communist Party) expressed their dissatisfaction.  Khil Raj Regmi government has been doing its best to conduct the election.  The Nepalese Constituent Assembly election dates were postponed several times where the political parties exhibited their self interest of  weak governance and power politics.

The four party alliance have forwarded the current election option as a final remedy for the current political crisis situation but on the other side with such volatile situation things aren't looking easy.

Why shouldn't the Nepali Jantas Vote ? 
1. The election preparation is not enough, the Id's are not ready,
2. One of the candidate who was shot, died ,
3. The Baidhaya group is still saying they will retaliate with force where around 33 parties are in support
4. The political parties have come up with candidacy but they are not prepared for election
5. More than 80 % of the candidates who were responsible for dissolving the previous Constituent Assembly are up for Candidacy

Why are we having election? 
1. Four Party wants this election
2. Indian government is in support of election

Then why this election, it is just  waste of time, money and resource

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