FNJ to stage demonstration forming a human chain against proposed media law

Published On: June 8, 2019 12:47 PM NPT By: Bipana Thapa

KATHMANDU, June 8: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), the umbrella organization of Nepali journalists, is staging a rally today against the proposed Media Council Bill in the capital on Saturday afternoon. 

The FNJ will hold a demonstration forming a human chain from New Baneshwor to Babar Mahal at 3 pm today. 

During the demonstration, the media organizations are urging the government to make changes in the proposed Media Council Bill.

The FNJ has been holding a series of protests against some of the provisions included in the bills formulated by the government to change media laws, FNJ President Govinda Acharya said. 

National and international media watchdog organizations including the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) have expressed their serious concerns over some of the provisions in the Bill to Amend and Integrate Media Council Act saying that those provisions stifle the press freedom. 

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