Kathmandu, April 22: The 24th general convention of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) is to be focused on establishing rights of working journalists. The candidates who are contesting for the new leadership at the FNJ from major journalists’ organisations- Nepal Press Union, Press Chautari Nepal and Revolutionary Journalists’ Association- have come up with those agendas relating to rights of working journalists and professional ethics of journalism to allure voters in the election.
Taking part in an interaction programme organised by the International Media here Tuesday, Poshan KC who is fighting for the presidential post in the FNJ convention from the NPU underlined the need to hone skills of journalists and systematize the journalists’ code of conduct.Â He claimed his candidacy is vital for the promotion of small media houses and facilities to journalists.
Likewise, presidential candidate from Press Chautari, Dr Mahendra Bista, expressed concerns over the non-implementation of Working Journalists’ Act -2051 BS and said the FNJ upcoming general convention would be a support to establish people’s freedom and end the existing political transition in the country.
RJA Khil Bahadur Bhandari informed the programme that Om Sharma will be fighting for the post of FNJ President from the Association. Guaranteeing journalists’ professional rights is the main agenda of Association for the FNJ convention, he added.
Likewise, journalist Kedar Koirala said he is not filing his candidacy in the FNJ election. Journalist Ramesh Bista stressed that establishment of democratic norms and values and press freedom is the responsibility of FNJ. FNJ, an umbrella organisation of journalists, is holding its general convention in the capital on May 20 and 21.RSS