Kathmandu, May 19
Opposing the newly tabled Media Council Bill, the Federation of Nepali Journalists has announced its second phase of protest.
The FNJ is staging the second phase after the government didn’t fulfill their demands. The central committee of FNJ held a meeting on Sunday and announced it would stage its second phase protest on the same day the bill would be discussed in Parliament.
The FNJ protest will start on May 20 and continue till June 8.
It is planning to host an interaction session with former chairpersons of the FNJ on May 20 and 21 after which they would talk to national parties on May 22.
The FNJ also plans to meet editors and publishers of major media houses from May 23 to May 26 to launch an awareness campaign. It also plans to meet with the members of Parliament on May 27 and 28 to talk about why the bill should not be passed.
During the second phase, the FNJ also plans to raise issues regarding press freedom and how it affects news writing and journalists.
On the last dayJune 8, the FNJ will hold a rally which will start at Baneshwar and end at Babarmahal.
Published on May 19th, Sunday, 2019 4:48 PM