Kathmandu, 19th December: Â Aiming to provide academic cum professional training to working journalists in the country, the Federation of Nepali Journalist (FNJ) has announced to establish a national media academy in collaboration with the government.
The academy shall be established at the central office of the FNJ for the immediate and the plans would be forwarded to
develop it as a residential facility gradually, FNJ Secretary Prabhat Chalaune said.
At an interaction programme in the capital on Friday, Minister for Information and Communications Dr Minendra Rijal expressed commitment to forward the process to establish the academy soon by internalizing the institutional proposal of the FNJ.
Dr Rijal said that efforts were underway for the welfare of the journalists.
During the programme, Chairman of FNJ Dr Mahendra Bista and other office-bearers were present.
On the occasion, discussions were held on the implementation part of the Working Journalist Act, journalists’ insurance, social security, media policy, development of media industry, editorial freedom, constitution writing and other related issues.