KATHMANDU: Federation of Nepali Journalist (FNJ) has expressed serious concern about the condition of working journalists in Far-western and Mid-western regions.
Acting president of FNJ Govinda Acharya said that working journalists of the two regions were underpaid by their respective media houses which had yet to provide appointment letters to them. Issuing a press statement today, FNJ said that it had formed a committee to monitor the proper implementation of the Working Journalist Act. Acting president Govinda Acharya and Sheetal Shah are the joint coordinators of the monitoring team.
The committee has also requested the government to focus its attention to uplift the working situation of the journalists and to ensure their rights. The committee has already formed a central level task force for the proper monitoring of the act.
It stated that FNJ had formed
a central-level task force in
all the five development regions — Western, Mid-western,
Far-western, Eastern, and Central— in order to ensure proper implementation of the Working Journalist Act. Besides the monitoring bodies, FNJ branches spread all across the nation will also be monitoring the implementation of the act.