FNJ calls for ensuring press freedom


The Federation of Nepali Journalists has taken exception to a provision incorporated in the draft constitution restricting press freedom and sought guarantee of complete press freedom.

Issuing a seven-point declaration today, the umbrella organisation of journalists its commitment to be active for an end to self-censorship, editorial freedom and physical and professional security and freedom of working journalists.

The declaration commits to focus on the correction and consolidation of FNJ to make the organisation active, systematic and consolidated.

FNJ has appealed to all mediapersons to abide by the professional code of conduct while discharging their responsibilities. It has also warned of agitation against the labour exploitation of journalists. FNJ in its declaration also has demanded payment of due salaries to journalists, appointment letters, permanent status for journalists and leave facility as per the Working Journalists’ Act. Journalists affiliated to as many as 42 chapters were present at today’s programme.