Lalitpur, July 21:
Journalists Navaraj Bhattarai and Narayan Prasad Bhattarai are embarking on a world tour in September with the slogan â€˜Press Freedom and Positive Journalism.â€™
Both of them are affiliated with the Manokranti Weekly. â€œAs the cases of journalistsâ€™ abduction and murder are continuing unabated across the world, we want to draw the attention of international organisations towards free press and positive journalism,â€ said Navaraj.
He said the tour would begin from Nepal in mid-September and would complete in seven years. â€œFirst we would visit all 75 districts of Nepal on cycles and on foot and then embark on the world tour.â€ The newspaper would manage our initial tour expenses, they said, adding that they would also seek donations from international media organisations.