Fixing of journalists' minimum wage 'unilateral'

KATHMANDU: Three organisations of media entrepreneurs on Friday urged the government to rethink its decision to increase journalists' minimum wage.

The Cabinet meeting on Thursday had fixed the minimum wage of working journalists at Rs 19,500 a month.

But, Nepal Media Society, Broadcasting Association Of Nepal and Radio Broadcasters Forum claimed the decision would add a new crisis to the media sector, already rattled by the 2015 earthquakes and Nepal-India border blockade last year.

They said the decision was taken unilaterally while discussions among stakeholders over the issue were yet to conclude.