KATHMANDU, August 30: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has drawn the attention of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba seeking his initiatives to conclude various media-related laws.
As the five-year tenure of the House of Representatives is nearing completion, these laws including the Media Council Bill have yet to be concluded. FNJ representatives made the demand during their meeting with Prime Minister Deuba on Tuesday.
Media related laws should be friendly to the press and guarantee freedom of expression. The FNJ delegation maintained that journalists are being troubled by attracting laws including the electronic transactions act due to absence of laws that govern media.
On the occasion, Prime Minister Deuba positively took the demands put by the FNJ representatives, and issued a telephonic direction to Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gyanendra Bahadur Karki to take initiatives to conclude media-related laws soon.
Present on the occasion were the FNJ President Bipul Pokhrel, Senior Vice President Ramesh Bista and General Secretary Roshan Puri. Earlier, FNJ representatives held a meeting with Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota and drew his attention to this effect.