SURKHET, Sept 9: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has demanded legal action against personal secretary Prem Budha and press advisor Nandakesh Adhikari of Karnali Province Minister for Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperatives, Kurma Raj Shahi for threatening a journalist covering the story of the rape-accused minister.

KATHMANDU, May 7: 91 journalists associated with the Federation of Nepalis Journalists (FNJ) have so far contracted the coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, April 10:  Bipul Pokhrel was elected the president of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) through an election held on April 7.

Final results are likely to be announced by evening today

KATHMANDU, April 9: Bipul Pokhrel, who is vying for the post of president of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), an umbrella organization of the journalists across the country, has been leading the vote count as of Friday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, April 7: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) is all set to elect new leadership in its all chapters, province committees and the central committee. FNJ has adopted the first-ever direct voting system to elect its central committee leadership. Voting is underway in all chapters across the country.

KATHMANDU, March 29: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), the umbrella organisation of working journalists across the country, is celebrating its 66th anniversary today.

FNJ general convention on April 7

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KATHMANDU, March 17: The general convention of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has been scheduled for April 7.

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has demanded that the government manage proper treatment for all COVID-19 infected people including media persons.

FNJ says PSB bill is unacceptable

July 15, 2020 09:49 am

KATHMANDU, July 15: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has objected to the provisions in the Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) bill registered at the National Assembly of the federal parliament on July 11.

KATHMANDU, March 21: Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) today urged the media houses to allow media persons work from their homes.

KATHMANDU, March 6: Newly appointed chairman of Minimum Wages Fixation Committee Rajendra Aryal has committed to implement the minimum wages to working journalists.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has urged the Speaker of House of Representative Agni Prasad Sapkota to incorporate the concerns of stakeholders in the controversial Media Council and Information Technology Bills.

JAJARKOT, Feb 13: Minister for Forest and Environment, Shakti Bahadur Basnet, has said the media sector should give constructive inputs to aware the state. Minister Basnet said, "The media sector should also fulfill role of social responsibility."

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has demanded removal of the provision on mandatory licensing examinations for aspiring journalists in the Nepal Media Council Bill, stating that the proposal is against the spirit of the constitution.

Senior journalist Gupta passes away

January 30, 2020 13:40 pm

NEPALGUNJ, Jan 30: Senior journalist and press freedom campaigner Panna Lal Gupta has passed away at the age 92. He died at the Teaching Hospital Nepalgunj in course of treatment.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: President of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Govinda Acharya on Monday said that the FNJ will be forced to knock the door of Supreme Court if some of the controversial provisions of the proposed Information and Technology (IT) Bill are not revised.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Concluding that some provisions in the Information Technology Bill currently under discussion in parliament threaten to undermine media freedom, various media rights advocacy groups have expressed their serious concern.

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has demanded the government to launch a probe into the death of Bajura-based journalist Tej Bahadur Khadka.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Press Council Nepal has drafted a Journalists Code of Conduct that allows surveillance by the media watchdog body over the personal social media accounts of journalists.

DOTI, Aug 29: Federation of Nepali Journalists, Doti chapter gifted a broken radio set to Minister of Communication and Technology Gokul Baskota and Executive Director of Radio Nepal Suresh Kumar Karki.

Govt to table toned-down media bill

August 13, 2019 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: The government is preparing to take the Media Council Bill forward, addressing the key concerns raised by the media fraternity and other stakeholders.

KATHMANDU, July 25: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) and Motherland Nepal have decided to honor three journalists with Laingik Samanata Patrakarita Puraskar.

KATHMANDU, July 10: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has withdrawn is protest programs after written commitment from the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leaders to address journalists' concerns over the controversial Media Council Bill registered in parliament.

KATHMANDU, July 5:  Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) is holding a peaceful assembly against the proposed Media Council Bill on Friday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, June 12: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has unveiled third-phase of protest on Tuesday demanding withdrawal of the controversial Media Council Bill from parliament.

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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.

ITAHARI, May 27: The mayor of Itahari Sub-Metropolitan city, Dwarikalal Chaudhary, has apologized for misbehaving with reporters in an incident that occurred four days ago.

KATHMANDU, May 22: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) President Gobinda Acharya has threatened to form a parallel Press Council comprising journalists, media experts and stakeholders if the government refuses to revise the controversial media bills.

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KATHMANDU, May 14: The speaker of the House of Representatives and the chairperson of the National Assembly (NA) have assured a delegation from the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) of their support for amending regressive provisions in media-related bills which are under discussion in parliament.

KATHMANDU, May 13: As the government drafts bills, one after another, curtailing press freedom, experts have advised the media watchdog organizations to challenge the bills in court.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Nepali Congress has said that the proposed media law is ‘coup’ against press freedom.

KATHMANDU, May 12: As part of its ongoing five-day agitation, Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), the umbrella organization of the journalists, is holding interaction with legal experts, editors, media experts and former presidents of the FNJ over the proposed changes in the media law today afternoon.

KATHMANDU, May 12: The  International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the global media watchdog, and the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) have objected to proposed changes in the media law and asked the government to revise the bill it has registered in parliament.

KATHMANDU, May 12: While the media fraternity and civil society are worrying about one piece of legislation after another being drafted with even harsher provisions concerning the media , the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology has formulated yet another bill, proposing confiscation of media equipment and slapping fines of up to Rs 10 million and 15 years in jail for media persons found publishing offensive content.

KATHMANDU, April 23: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has urged the government not to arrest journalists and hamper their work at the workplace. FNJ, the umbrella organization of journalists across the country, complained that of late journalists were being arrested and their work obstructed at the workplaces.

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Journalist Adhikari arrested

April 1, 2019 10:55 am

KASKI, April 1: Police arrested Rajendra Adhikari, former Vice-Chair of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Kaski chapter and its central council member this morning.

FNJ condemns attack on journalist

February 12, 2019 19:15 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: The Federation of Nepali Journalists has condemned the attack against Radio Sarlahi Station Manager Som Diyali.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) condemned the 'killing' of media-person Manohar Dhakal.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Corporate Province Committee of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has appealed to one and all to extend financial assistance for journalist Arjun Subedi, who has been undergoing treatment for a liver-related ailment.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Corporate Province Committee has appealed to one and all to extend financial assistance for Journalist Arjun Subedi who has been undergoing treatment for a liver-related ailment.

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LAHAN, Dec 17: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Siraha chapter has decided to take action against the nonjournalists misusing the freedom of the press.

FNJ to press for minimum wages to scribes

November 27, 2018 19:41 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov. 27: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has decided to pile pressure on the media houses that fail to implement the Working Journalist Act.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has urged all working and independent journalists to be enrolled in third-phase of accident insurance programme launched for them.

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KATHMANDU, June 8: The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) and the Nepal Press Union (NPU) in condemning the threats to and harassment of journalists of an online news portal by student leaders in Nepal.