Morang, Sept. 6: Speakers at an interaction programme here have said that anti-press activities would be reduced if a harmonious relation between the judiciary and media was established.
During the interaction programme organized by Federation of Nepali Journalists (NFJ), Morang chapter, on Friday, judges, lawyers, journalists and stakeholders suggested that the relation between the judiciary and press should be made harmonious.
On the occasion, Judge of Appellate Court, Biratnangar, Kumar Chudal said the judiciary was ready to move ahead by maintaining good relations with press as the judiciary cannot remain aloof from the citizens.
The concept of free press and independent judiciary becomes stronger if their relations were strengthened.
Likewise, Chief Judge of District Court, Morang, Shekhar Prasad Poudel said that the ties between the two would be further strengthened if they move ahead together with self-criticism.
Judge Shanti Singh Thapa of Appellate Court, Biratnangar, said the court needs make arrangements to provide training to produce skilled journalists for court reporting.
Also speaking at the programme, Judge Satyamohan Tharu said journalists’ access to court information should be increased.
Similarly, constitutionalist Kashiraj Dahal said that both sides should adopt constraint to strengthen the relations between press and judiciary.