FNJ urges government to respect press freedom

Kavre, November 18:

The Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) has demanded that the government respect press freedom.

FNJ’s eighth central committee meeting held in Dhulikhel today concluded that the government has shown scant concern for press freedom.

The meeting decided to urge the government to include the issues of press freedom while giving the final touch to the interim statute.

Speaking at a press meet in Dhulikhel after the meeting ended, FNJ general secretary Mahendra Bista said the meeting has passed a special proposal to be active on the issues of establishing a democratic republic in the country.

The meeting also urged political parties, including the Maoists, to implement the points of the historic agreement on time, said Bista.