DHANKUTA: Australian Ambassador to Nepal Susan Grace has said that Nepali press was gaining enough professionalism during her three-year stay in Nepal.
Inaugurating a five-day-long training on development journalism here today organised by the National Media Development Center (NMDC), the Australian ambassador said that Nepali press exhibited good performance regarding the news dissemination of the PLA combatants and cantonments.
The Australian ambassador suggested that the Nepali press should give more priority to the issues of violence against women, development, health and education, active participation of women and roles of women in distribution of budget, among others.
On the occasion, she revealed that the Australian government was thinking to increase the total amount of grant and assistance to Nepal from 21 million Australian dollars of the present.
Trainer of the training, Prof Ram Krishna Regmi said that the role of press could increase once the new constitution was promulgated and the journalists are supposed to hone their skills and capacity.
Chairman of the Federation of Nepalis Journalist (FNJ), Dhakuta chapter, Mohan Bantawa, Chairman of NMDC Bishnu Sharma Parajuli and others expressed their opinions on the occasion.
A total of 22 working journalists including 11 female journalists from Koshi zone are participating in the training.