November 30: Stakeholders have stressed the need of interaction on Internet for proper utilization of the service and to minimize the misuse of Internet.
They also emphasized the need to spread awareness about the proper use of Internet to the policy makers as well as the general public.
Speaking at a programme on Internet Freedom organized by Centre for Media Research Nepal, its founding chairman Ujjwal Acharya said the number of people misusing internet is rising in Nepal.
He said there is a pressing need to educate people about the proper use of Internet.
“Internet freedom can be ascertained only if all stakeholders develop a common view regarding the use of Internet,” said Acharya, adding that Internet must be public centric.
Assistant Professor at Kathmandu University Dr Sudamshu Dahal said that the Internet users are becoming victim of fake news due to lack of adequate information.
Former chairman of Internet Society Nepal Santosh Sigdel said Internet gives both opportunities and challenges and urged one and all to utilize the opportunities properly.
Internet security expert Sachin Thakuri said Internet in Nepal has been facing growing attacks and urged the stakeholders to formulate policy on Internet security. He also said there is a need to increase awareness on Internet among the public.
Meanwhile, former editor of Pahilopost.com, Umesh Shrestha, said there is a trend of fake and sensational news becoming viral in Internet. This, according to Shrestha, has posed threat to mainstream journalism. He also warned that one and all should be well aware about Internet misuse on time.
Editor of Shukrabar Daily KP Dhungana expressed his view that the use of Internet has curtailed personal freedom and privacy.