April 17, 2019 10:50 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, April 17: Federation of Nepali Journalists, the umbrella organization of the Nepali journalists, has announced fresh protest programs demanding the immediate release of Pokhara-based journalist Arjun Giri who was arrested earlier this week.
As part of its program, the FNJ will protest against the Article 47 and 48 of the Electronic Transaction Act through mainstream media and social media.
FNJ President Govinda Acharya said that the FNJ district chapters will stage sit-in in front of all District Administration Offices from 9:30 am to 10:30 am on Thursday.
“The FNJ Central Committee is going to submit protest letter to Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Information and Communications tomorrow demanding the immediate release of journalist Arjun Giri,” Acharya said.
A meeting of the FNJ Central Committee will take place on Thursday to decide on its further agitation programs, he added.
Police had arrested the editor of Pokhara-based Tandav Weekly Arjun Giri on the charge of violating Electronic Transaction Act. A local businessman had filed a defamation case against Giri, after the weekly published a news on Batas’ involvement in a land-fraud case recently.