INNJA Tokyo Conference begins

Published On: February 29, 2024 01:59 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

TOKYO, Feb 29: The Tokyo Conference 2024 of the International Network for Nepali Journalists (INNJA) commenced here today.  The event will conclude on March 1.

Nepal's ambassador to Japan, Durga Bahadur Subedi, inaugurated the event themed 'The impact of social media, ethical journalism practices and the future of media technology,' amidst a ceremony here today. On the occasion, he urged journalists to contribute to further consolidating the bilateral ties between Nepal and Japan.

He commended INNJA's humanitarian and other sorts of support to journalists in trouble and crisis, urging other organizations to join INNJA to meet its goals.

Stating that the Government of Japan has been selflessly assisting in Nepal's health, education, infrastructure, electricity, roadways, airport and communications sectors, he said the Nepal-Japan relations have been extended to the people's level.

Ambassador Subedi also utilized the moment to acknowledge the efforts of INNJA in coordination with the Federation of Nepali Journalists for the promotion of Nepali journalism and capacity enhancement of Nepali journalists

INNJA headquarters Senior Vice President Bishnu Shital, Secretary Deepak Rijal, Central Member Rita Sapkota, Asia Chapter President Tanka Panta, Vice President Anand Koirala, NRNA Asia Chapter Vice President Deepak Kandel and Lekhan Kunj Nepal's Chair Kamal Dhakal among others talked about the roles of INNJA in further consolidating the Nepal-Japan relations and uniting Nepali-origin  journalists from across the country.

INNJA with its headquarters in America was established in 2018. It has chapters in each continent and provides humanitarian support to Nepal's journalists during the crisis.  During COVID-19, it provided fellowship to 100 journalists in Nepal for financial assistance.

Unification of Nepali origin journalists from around the world, promotion of ethical journalism, empowerment of Nepali youth in journalism and encouragement of diversity in journalism are among the objectives of INNJA, it is said.



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