The "White Paper" disclosed by the finance minister Mahat made public the corruption made by the journalists as well. According to Dristi weekly, different people accumulated different amounts totaling more than 1 crore Nepalese rupees in the name of some social service. These journalists were basically the puppets of the then royal government.
It has been reported that more than 16 lakhs rupees distributed from the Ministry of Communication has been accumulated by different people at the "Nepal Patrakar Mahasangh." Likewise, "Sampadak Samaj Nepal" got hold of 4 lakhs while Ramhari Chaulagai from "Sanchar Samuha" got a share of 25000 rupees.
In the same note, Rishi Dhamala of reporters club swindled 1 lakhs 70 thousands while Harisharan Lamichane of Nepal Cable Association had his pocket filled with 2 lakhs rupees. Dristi Saptahik further writes that Yagya Dhakal of "Nepal Patrakar Mahasangh" corrupted 20,000 rupees while Radheshyam from "Sahityik Patrakar Sangh" credited a total of 2 lakhs to his account. Other people and institutions which obtained money from the fund are:
Ramesh Budhathoki, Chalchitra Kalakar Sangh-3 lakhs
Ramkrishna Karmacharya,National Press Club-30,000 rupees
Ojaswi Gautam-30,000 rupees
Srikrishna Poudel-65,000 rupees
Rastriya Samachar Samiti-6 lakhs
Sampadak/Prakash Sangh-40,000 rupees
Nepal Patrakar Mahasangh-2 lakhs
Rastriya Chalchitra Mahotsab-60,000 rupees from communication ministry
Gorkhapatra Sansthan- more than 60,000 rupees
Nepal Samacharpatra-more than 36,000 rupees
Himalaya Times- almost 5 lakhs
Now that we have all known the corrupt, what can we do?
(source:Dristi Weekly, Kathmandu Jestha 2,2062)