Janajatis want more media coverage

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, May 28:

Representatives of the different organisations of indigenous nationalities today expressed their concern over the least coverage of their issues by the media. Addressing a discussion programme on “Challenges of Indigenous nationalities” organised by Association of Nepalese Indigenous Journalists (ANIJ) Kathmandu district committee, general secretary of the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities Students Resham Tamu said that the mainstream media are partial over the issues of indigenous nationalities. Tamu lauded the need

of networking among the indigenous journalists through ANIJ for the better coverage of the issues of indigenous people in the media. President of The Council House of Tamu Students Dil Gurung said media highlights only the glamorous side of indigenous nationalities but do not give adequate coverage of their real problems and rights. General secretary of the Nepal Magar Students Association Bhupendra Pulami Magar hailed the concept of ANIJ Kathmandu district committee to form a networking among the journalists and the organisations of indigenous nationalities.