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FNJ president claims journalism in Nepal facing worst ever challenges

KATHMANDU: President of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Shiva Gaunle, has said that now the journalism in the country is in the most challenging situation in history.

Inaugurating the fifth anniversary ceremony of Hamro Samaj weekly published from Bhaktapur, Gaunle said that it has now been challenging to Nepali journalists to save their lives and protect their profession.

Stating that journalists have been bearing physical insecurity and there has been no environment for working freely, he said they have been compelled to work under high pressure and terror.

Gaunle also informed that 250 journalists had faced misbehaviours in the previous three months.He said that journalists have been hit hard as some media houses employ journalists without giving appointment letters and did not provide salaries for over three months.

On the occasion, Chief District Officer, Jitendra Bahadur Bhandari and Local Development officer, Rajendra Kumar KC, pointed out that the country would be trapped in crisis as journalists have been insecure day by day.

Publisher and editor of Hamro Samaj, Maniram Lamichhane, central members and valley coordinator of the FNJ, Deepak Pandey, central chairman of Press Chautari Nepal, Gagan Bista, central chairman of Federation  of Revolutionary Journalists, Kumar Shah, stressed that the government should guarantee security to journalists. RSS

Published Date: Friday, July 20th, 2012 | 06:05 AM

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