Oct 3, 2015

How is foreign intelligence agency of powerful countries supressing Press freedom in the World?

"Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference, and impart information and ideas through any media regardless of frontiers", a statement of Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 by the United Nations.

Freedom of Press today has become an important role for Human Rights and development. In past few years WikiLeaks brought revolution on Press freedom by leaking thousands of secret cables of the United States and intelligence agencies worldwide. As experts say that the power of some of the powerful countries in the world is because of the success of the secret deals and missions of their respective foreign intelligence agency.

Foreign Intelligence Agency of any country is responsible for the collection, analysis, and exploitation of information and intelligence relating to political or economic activities of foreign states. These kinds of agencies work by gathering information from their agents worldwide. I have done some serious analysis of facts and came by a theory on how foreign intelligence agency is suppressing press freedom in the world. Here I will be concentrated on two powerful agencies CIA (Central Intelligence Agency, US) and RAW sometimes R&AW (Research and Analysis Wing, India).

Foreign Intelligence Agencies are :

* Out of reach of the Right to Information Act

RAW: It is not answerable to the the parliament of India on any issue which makes it free from the Right to Information Act

CIA: It directly receives order and reports to the President of the US anyway, keeping everything out of reach from media.

* The most powerful tool of the respective countries
Foreign Analysts refer RAW as an effective organization and primary instruments of Indian power and also one of the fearsome intelligence agency in Asia.

* Working against Human Rights values by threatening, spying and even assassination

"Many agents of RAW thought that they were not only above the law but a law unto themselves because RAW was not answerable to any outside agency", says a RAW agent. What can a trained agent do when he/she thinks above the law???

RAW in Nepal :

The current chief of RAW is Rajinder Khanna, an ex-IPS officer who joined the group in 1978. Ashok Chaturvedi, expert on Nepal, was the chief of the group from 1 February 2007 to 31 January 2009. Nepal Weekly magazine was able to trace RAW movement in December 2007 and also revealed that it was interfering in internal political dynamics of Nepal. The Indian ambassador to Nepal is the current head of RAW branch in Nepal according to the group rules.

How is RAW interfering in Press and Politics in Nepal?

RAW is most successfully operating in Nepal even today. Primary function of RAW in Nepal is to make dependent with them, suppressing Press freedom and interfering politics sometimes even "the game of Chair" finally to stop any movement of Greater Nepal. The documentary "Greater Nepal; in quest of boundaries" has revealed the Indian border encroachment and political influence of the group to national and local level in Nepal. Nepalese media are openly covering the news of threaten given by the Indian ambassador to Nepal, not to trade with China, as said by K.P Oli but rather nobody dares to ask the agent about the threaten. Nobody says you can't threaten a sovereign country, you are just a fucking ambassador, nobody did.

On 26 September 2015, Dr. Baburam Bhattarai quit the party he formed through a press conference. It was aired on some television channels but none of them included the clip where he talked about the unfair Sugauli Treaty 1816 that still exist. It was a matter of surprise for me to know that none of the media have actually talked about it, whether national or international neither print nor digital.

Watch the full press conference below

What do you say about this? Is RAW really interfering in Nepal's politics and suppressing Press freedom? If not why didn't media say what it needed to say??? Is it that RAW threatens the media persons? I expect I won't be threatened by Mr. Modi.