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.

SALYAN, May 12: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Karnali Province's Executive Committee meeting has concluded issuing a 10-point Salyan Declaration Paper.

KATHMANDU, April 12: The election schedule of province committee of the Federation of Nepalis Journalists (FNJ) to be held on May 5 has been released today. The voting shall take place from 8 in the morning to 4:00 pm.

KATHMANDU, Mar 30: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has honored its nine former presidents on the occasion of its 63rd establishment day.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has said Nepal Police does not have the authority to shoot letters to the editors, seeking to know the source of news that is published or broadcast and requiring the editor to be present at the police station for an explanation over the issue of that news.

FNJ condemns Nepal Police's request

December 24, 2017 16:33 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: The Federation of Nepali Journalists issued a press statement to condemn Nepal Police’s request to online news portals to identify news sources which published details of forged documents of former DIG Nawaraj Silwal.

The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Kailali chapter today reached the District Administration Office (DAO), Kailali to submit a memorandum to the Chief District Officer, demanding action those involved in physical assault on local journalist Laxmi Jaisi and his family.

DHULIKHEL, Kavrepalanchok, Oct 12: The first full meeting of the newly formed working committee of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has started in Dhulikhel.

KALIKOT, Oct 7: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Kalikot chapter has condemned the attack on a journalist Arjun Prasad Bhattarai.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has drawn the attention of the Ministry of Information and Communications toward resolving problems of working journalists.

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has denounced the defamation case filed against Nagarik Daily by Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) Managing Director Gopal Khadka. Issuing a press statement on Sunday, the umbrella organization of Nepali journalists working across the country said the defamation case is a planned attempt to discourage the media from exposing corruption and irregularities and create terror in the media sector.