FNJ deplores threats against media

KATHMANDU: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has drawn serious attention towards the threat for life served to the editors of Kantipur daily, The Kathmandu Post and the chairman and managing director of the publications by unidentified men in connection with the news coverage of Jamim Shah's murder in Lazimpat on February 7. "One week has passed since the broad daylight killing of a prominent media entrepreneur but the government is still clueless about the assailants," FNJ said in a statement, alleging the government of not taking up the case seriously. "It is unfortunate that journalists and media entrepreneurs receive such threats for the coverage of news," it said. Kantipur editor Sudheer Sharma, Post editor Akhilesh Upadhyay and chairman of the Publications Kailash Sirohiya had received the threats separately via email and telephone . "We appeal to all journalists and media entrepreneurs to exercise restrain and exhibit courage in course of informing the public," FNJ added.