WEBCAST MAY 3 – National Symposium on Regulatory Frameworks for Cyberspace in Nepal!

ISOC LIVEOn Wednesday May 3 2023, on the occasion of National ICT Day 2023 and World Press Freedom Day 2023, the Digital Freedom Coalition and Nepal Bar Association will hold a symposium ‘Regulatory Frameworks for Cyberspace in Nepal

A webcast will be provided by the Internet Society Internet for Education Special Interest Group.

AGENDA (NPT = UTC +5:45)

13:30 Opening Ceremony (NP)
Hon. Purna Bahadur Khadka, Deputy Prime Minister / Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs
Hon. Rekha Sharma, Minister, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology
Senior Advocate Gopal Krishna Ghimire, President, Nepal Bar Association

14:00 Cyberspace Regulation in Nepal: Issues and Perspectives (NP)
Hon. Gagan Kumar Thapa, Member of Parliament, Nepali Congress
Hon. Gokul Prasad Banskota, Member of Parliament,CPN (UML)
Hon. Sumana Shrestha, Member of Parliament, Rastriya Swotantra Party
Hon. Bhanu Bhakta Joshi, Member of Parliament, CPN (Unified Socialist)
Moderator: Er. Ananda Raj Khanal, Former Senior Director, Nepal Telecommunication Authority

15:30 Cyberspace Regulation in Nepal: Business Perspective (EN)
Mr. Abhishek Malhotra, Managing Partner, TMT Law Practice
Ms. Ayesha Hashem, Policy Head for Nepal, Meta
Mr. Kishor Panth, Chair, NPIX
Mr. Umesh Ragubanshi, CEO, InfoDevelopers
Moderator: Dr. Amrita Sharma, Researcher, IIDS

16:30 Mass Media Regulation in Nepal: Issues and Perspectives (NP)
Hon. Ramesh Lekhak, Chief Whip, Nepali Congress
Hon. Padam Giri, Chief Whip, CPN (UML)
Hon. Hit Raj Pandey, Chief Whip, CPN (Maoist Center)
Hon. Santosh Pariyar, Chief Whip, Rastriya Swatantra Party
Ms. Nitu Pandit
Moderator: Mr. Narayan Kafle, Past President, Society of Parliamentary Affairs Journalists

17:30 Closing Ceremony (NP)
Advocate Babu Ram Aryal, Chair, Digital Freedom Coalition
Mr. Purusottam Khanal, Chairman, Nepal Telecommunication Authority
Mr. Bipul Pokharel, President, Federation of Nepali Journalists
Advocate. Anjita Khanal, Secretary General, Nepal Bar Association

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