The House of Representatives passes Advertisement Bill

The House of Representatives passes Advertisement Bill
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On Friday, the House of Representatives in Nepal passed the Advertisement Bill for the terms of the fresh feed system for foreign TV channels that are broadcasted.

The broadcast of foreign TV channels in Nepal will have no foreign advertisements in their programs.

The bill declares that the foreign TV channels which are televised in the nation with foreign ads now will come below the policy after a year.

The bill was approved on March 30 by the National Assembly and sent to the Lower House.

Following approval of the bill, it will again be transferred to the NA including suggestions. From the NA, the bill will be forwarded to the President’s Office for authentication. The bill states that the Advertisement Board will issue government advertisements to media houses.

The bill also affirms that administrators and owners of media companies should be held liable for the contents of the advertisement. Section 25 (2) of the bill states to a year imprisonment and up to Rs 10,000 in fine or both for media publishers and owners of broadcast firms if their media is seen advertising any ‘offensive’ ad.

Section 5 of the bill says that publication or broadcast of ads that involve false information or prevented content, that affect fair trial in goods and services, existing data that is private by law, create connections within goods, products, and services, or lower foul concerning many different problems could make the owner of the offending media in jail.

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