Speaker of the House of Representatives, Devraj Ghimire has made a very lowly remark against the free press in Nepal, to say the least. Speaking to a delegation of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) on Friday, Speaker Ghimire said – "Journalists are not doing journalism as responsibly as they should have done. The practice of yellow journalism is equally alarming now. Whatever the reason, they [journalists] are biased. In other words, journalists are for sale." These comments made by Speaker Ghimire are deeply concerning and a clear attack on the freedom of the press. His statement that "journalists are for sale" is not only a derogatory remark that undermines the integrity of journalists, but it also has serious implications for the ability of journalists to do their job without fear of reprisal.
KATHMANDU, March 19: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has demanded the government double the existing minimum remunerations given to working journalists, citing the scale was not enough for life sustenance.
KATHMANDU, Feb 6: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has condemned what it called 'baseless and prejudiced statements' made by chairman of Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) Rabi Lamichhane against the Nepali media.
KATHMANDU, Jan 16: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) is to mourn the death of its central member Tribhuvan Paudel for 13 days. Journalist Paudel was one of the victims of the Yeti Airlines plane crash that took place in Pokhara on Monday.
KATHMANDU, Nov 3: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has decided to disobey the 24-hour explanation asked by Press Council Nepal to the Editor-in-Chief of Nagarik daily, Guna Raj Luitel, regarding the viral cartoon ‘Call KP Ba’.
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.
KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Federation of Nepali Journalists will organize a nation-wide demonstration on Sunday to exert pressure on the government and concerned stakeholders to ensure press freedom and protection of journalists.
BHAKTAPUR, June 21: Federation of Nepali Journalists, Bhaktapur submitted a collection of signatures expressing solidarity with its campaign. It launched to guarantee the right to freedom of expression and freedom of the press to the District Administration Office, Bhaktapur.
KATHMANDU, May 17: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), the umbrella organization of Nepali journalists, has staged a sit-in protest against the proposed Media Council Bill in the capital on Friday.
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: 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, May 1: The Federation of Nepali Journalists, an umbrella organisation of working journalists in the country, hosted a solidarity rally for press freedom and freedom of expression to mark the 26th International Press Freedom day here this morning.
KATHMANDU, April 17: Federation of Nepali Journalists, the umbrella organization of the Nepali journalists, has announced fresh protest programs demanding the immediate release of Pokhara-based journalist Arjun Giri who was arrested earlier this week.
Kathmandu, Feb 26 (RSS): The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has demanded the government at all three levels make media law and other structure with full guarantee of freedom of press and expression, the rights enshrined in the constitution.
KATHMANDU, Oct 15: Dignitaries including Prime Minister KP Oli, ministers, senior leaders from various political parties and professionals have expressed condolences over the demise of Hemraj Gyawali, the legendary publisher and founding Chairman of Nepal Republic Media.
KATHMANDU, Sept 16: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has announced fresh programs aimed at exerting pressure on the government to consider amendments to the legal provisions in the new Civil Code and Criminal Code. The newly introduced codes, intended to reform the country's legal system, govern the conduct of everybody, rich and poor alike, replacing the 55-year-old Civil Code.