Minister says inclusiveness necessary
KATHMANDU: Minister for Information and Communications Rajkishor Yadav has said there is no alternative to moving ahead as per the inclusive spirit in each bodies of the state and society in the changes context.
He said the spirit of inclusiveness should be implemented for the interest of women, dalits, Madhesis, indigenous, nationalities, minorities and backward classes in the changed context by taking a leap from the centralized and traditional practices of the state in the past.
The minister was speaking at a discussion with stakeholders organised at the Ministry of Information and Communications in the context that a hunger strike was started Tuesday by the Madhesi Journalists Society Nepal at the face-to-face chamber of the Madhes Media House to make the media inclusive.
Minister Yadav said timely changes should be made in laws to implement the inclusiveness.
At the programme, FNJ President Shiva Gaunle said journalism is not limited to one caste, religion and sector but is universal and that news rooms should be inclusive.
Nepal Press Council Chairman Narayan Sharma said news media and news items should be made inclusive and policies should be made for it.
RSS General Manager Ram Kumar Koirala said RSS has been discussing on starting news in various languages but needs enough budget and change in laws.
Gorkhapatra Corporation General Manager Sitaram Agrahari, NTV General Manager Gambhirkanta Mainali, Radio Nepal Executive Director Tapanath Shukla, and Director General of the Department of Information Laxmi Bilas Koirala said that news and news rooms should be inclusive and asked for cooperation from the government.
Kathmandu Valley FM Broadcasters’ Forum Chairman RK Shrestha and Information and Communications Ministry Joint Secretary Sushil Ojha also expressed their views. RSS