Metro FM journos to launch protests

Kathmandu, May 30:

Journalists affiliated with Metro FM, owned by Kathmandu Metropolitan City, today announced that they would launch a protest programme against the management for not giving them the status of media workers.

After the royal take over of February 1, the journalists working at the news section of the FM radio station were either sacked or turned into programme presenters.

They have not been reappointed even after the proclamation of the House of Representative.

The chairman of Metro FM section of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists, Sri Krishan Maharjan, said that they would hold a sit-in programme at the office and seek resignation of the station manager and Department Chief on June 2, lock-up the chief’s office on June 1 and hold a sit-in at the office on May 31.

“Time has changed but the change is yet to be seen in Metro FM,” he said. A 11-member struggle committee has been formed to continue protests against the management.