Kathmandu: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) is to launch policy-level media mission to carry out study on press freedom and legal and policy-level situation and to exert pressure for formulation of press freedom-friendly laws.
Today’s meeting of the central committee of the FNJ decided to launch policy-level media mission incorporating all seven provinces under the leadership of FNJ President Govinda Acharya and General Secretary Ramesh Bista.
General Secretary Bista said a decision was taken to submit a memorandum to the concerned media houses for one week from today for implementation of working journalist act, financial and physical security of journalists.
The FNJ also said that its attention has been drawn towards the notice of scrapping of the registration of hundreds of online news media in the name of renewal every year. The meeting also demanded to correct the decision to scrap the registration of online media.
Likewise, the FNJ demanded that the government pay dues for the newspapers publishing Public Welfare Advertisement immediately. The meeting decided to work collectively in order to make the general assembly going to be held in Pokhara on February 21 and 22 a success, added Bista.