FNJ calls for providing public welfare advertisement

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KATHMANDU — The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has decided to hod the general convention of all the 10 FNJ province chapters within 13 April 2018 as per its federal structure.

The second central committee meeting of the FNJ, the umbrella organization of journalists, held on Thursday and Friday, decided to convene the general assembly of the 10 of its province chapters including seven province chapters, the Kathmandu Valley chapter, media house chapters and associate chapters, to give full shape to the FNJ structure in line with the constitution, FNJ general secretary Ramesh Bista said.

As per the FNJ statute, the FNJ can constitute its province coordination committee. The province assembly members will participate in the province assembly of the FNJ.

The FNJ has also called on the government to classify radio, television and online media and provide the public welfare advertisements to all types of media. It has urged the government to take initiatives for making arrangements for providing special discount on electricity, internet and solar power.

The meeting has urged the government and the political parties concerned to conduct the election of the House of Representatives and State Assemblies on the stipulated dates.

Likewise, the meeting has called for revising the provisions in the constitution and the laws that curtail the press freedom and the freedom of expression.

FNJ general secretary Bista shared that the meeting decided to take the initiatives for establishing mass communications training institute in all the seven provinces for the professional development and promotion of media and journalism.

Similarly, the meeting decided to set up the FNJ province number 3 office in Kavre and the Mass Communications Training Institute’s central office in Chitwan.

Bista also said that the meeting has decided to take initiation for setting up e-library at the FNJ central office and to encourage all the FNJ branches to establish e-library. RSS