The following appeared prominently on a new website created by the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist).Nepali Maoists: Internet Will Help Scrutiny of Revolutionary State"People should have easy access to information and their right toinformation should always be protected."
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Twenty first century is the century of information revolution.Globalization of information, thanks to the internet technology, hasreduced the entire globe into a small rural unit. And, due to this, anypositive or negative development in any corner of the earth can have itsimpact on the whole world in the blink of an eye.The time we are living in is–as Lenin pointed out– the era ofimperialism and proletarian revolution. But, because of internettechnology and the globalization, some features of imperialism—itsmode of hegemony—are not, needless to say, the same as they were inthe 19th century.It's obvious and logical consequence is that this very change canhave a generous say upon the characteristic of contemporary proletarianrevolution, into which the historical document of our party's secondnational conference `Great Leap Forward : The Inevitable necessityof history' delves lucidly.What can be the role of media in the establishment, defense anddevelopment of People's Democracy?How the media can be one of the weapons of people's scrutiny andcontrol upon the state in the system of democracy in the 21st century?These questions, by the way, demand more time and effort to be answered.We've launched www.ucpnm.org <http://www.ucpnm. org> hoping thatthe website would provide easy access to the information about ourparty, Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and our movement toall. Our party believes in no `conspiracy theory' but mass line.`From the people, to the people' is the basic premise of Maoistmass line. People should have easy access to information and their rightto information should always be protected. And, ucpnm.org is an attemptin this direction from our side. The feedbacks, critiques and commentsfrom our readers and viewers are always the most precious asset for usand our party.