Kaski, February 23

The Federation of Nepali Journalists has said that its General Assembly and Statute Amendment Convention, which concluded in Pokhara, yesterday a historic success.

Central leadership of the FNJ said an agreement to adopt direct electoral system for the first time was historic and it would have a long-term positive impact on FNJ’s future.

Speaking at a press meet organised here today to unveil the special proposal and decisions endorsed by the statute convention,

FNJ President Govinda Acharya said new provisions in the statute have guaranteed at least one position (vice president) to women and additional one woman member in the central working committee. The proposal was passed unanimously.

Though the proposal to amend the FNJ statute was introduced in the previous three general assemblies in Nepalgunj, Pokhara and Chitwan, it was not endorsed.

“But this time it happened,” he said, adding that now onwards the FNJ, an umbrella organisation of Nepali journalists, would focus on its agenda.

FNJ vice-president BipulPokhrel said the provision of direct electoral system had led the FNJ towards further democratisation. The FNJ General Assembly and Statute Convention concluded by endorsing a 17-point proposal.