Kathmandu, Nov 7: The fourth full meeting of the central committee of the Press Chautari Nepal approved a proposal regarding ending discrimination on the basis of political conviction at state- owned media houses and restructuring of the Nepal Press Council.
A press release issued today by General Secretary of Press Chautari Nepal, Madhav Nepal, stated that the meeting held at Charikot, Dolakha, on November 5 and 6 approved the proposal.
Exerting pressure to political parties to promulgate the new constitution on the slated time, the meeting demanded to promulgate the new constitution along with press freedom by forging consensus on the disputed issues soon.
Likewise, it also asked different media houses for the fully implementation of the Working Journalists Act soon as some of media houses are found not implementing the Act for long and to fix minimum wages as per the time.
The press release states that it also demanded for the formulation of the Proportional Advertisement Policy and its implementation as the state has not still brought the Proportional Advertisement Distribution Policy in practice.
Welcoming the Media Academy going to be established for the capacity building of journalists, the meeting suggested the formation of National Media Commission.