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Scrap of Media Council Bill is not our demand: FNJ President Acharya

KATHMANDU: President of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Govinda Acharya, has said that scrapping the Media Council Bill was not the demand of FNJ. He expressed the commitment that the FNJ would not make any compromise against it as FNJ is always in favour of freedom of the press.
At a workshop organised by FNJ at the district headquarters, Khalanga, on Sunday, FNJ President Acharya said that the FNJ has launched agitation against the bill as it has been demanding amendment to the bill after it tried to curtail freedom of the press.
He said, “The FNJ has been launching agitation in favour of freedom of the press for the past 65 years. So any agreement against it will not be reached.”
Acharya further said the agitation for press freedom has not been ended, it has been postponed for sometimes.
Similarly, FNJ General Secretary Ramesh Bista said that the Media Council Bill was brought without holding discussion with journalists, adding that discussion should be held with FNJ while making laws related with journalists.
Journalists from 10 districts of Karnali state have been participating in the two-day workshop.

Published Date: Sunday, August 11th, 2019 | 05:56 PM

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