FNJ Organizes Virtual Conference on World Press Freedom Day

अंग्रेजी विश्व

May 3, 2020
Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) has organised a virtual conference to observe the world press freedom day.
On the occasion the chief guest and the chief of National Human Rights Commission Anup Raj Sharma made public the annual report published by FNJ on ‘Press Freedom and Security of Journalists’ and press freedom report on South Asia.
Sharma expressed deep concern over the executive body viewing media as obstacle.
“Journalists mouth could be shut, eyes covered but the brain cannot be controlled,” he mentioned.
He also added that the fundamental issues of the common people should be covered by the media.
Likewise the president of FNJ Govind Acharya said that the policy wise insecurity had been increasing in the country.
Acharya said that it was sad that even after the establishment of democracy in the country there was a need to fight for press freedom.
He also said that the Covid-19 pandemic had put the profession and security of journalists at risk.
Also, former President of FNJ Taranath Dahal stressed that FNJ should focus on fighting against the State behaviour and challenges at work places.
Another former president Shiv Gaule said that the legal obstruction against media without acknowledging their role had added more challenges. He also said that FNJ’s role was significant to make minute preparation against the anti press freedom activities.
Vice-president of FNJ Bipul Pokhrel said that the tendency of the government to turn a deaf ear against the expressions in the media was at rise. He also mentioned that the voice of the marginalised was being gradually being covered, while the earlier trend only focused on the might issues.
The general secretary of FNJ Ramesh Bista said that the data of the report had made FNJ more anxious over the security of Nepalese Journalism.
Other participants were Secretary Laxmi Pun, Uday GM along other central members. The program was coordinated by Prakash Thapa.