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Inclusion issue on mass media stressed


Jul 3, 2018

Kathmandu, July 3 (RSS): Various speakers have stressed on the need for implementation of new media laws and policy in a way to make media content inclusive and diverse.
At an interaction organized here today by Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Inclusive Committee, the speakers recommended the federation to set concrete goals towards materializing the inclusive concept in mass media sector.
On the occasion, FNJ Chairperson Govinda Acharya shared that the draft of mass communication policy prepared to make the existing media structure inclusive is to be discussed with stakeholders soon. “Being not only limited to press freedom, FNJ equally lays emphasis on public concerns and interests”, he added.
Deputy Chairperson Dilip Thapa Magar expressed his confidence that the committee’s report on promoting inclusion in the structures under FNJ would be gradually implemented.
FNJ Secretary Sheetal Prasad Mahato pledged to take ahead the agenda of inclusion in the media as a campaign.
Press Council Nepal member Suvekcshya Bindu Tuladhar hoped that the participation of women journalists in media sector would go up if the existing mass communication related laws were effectively implemented and a policy of positive discrimination was adopted.
Journalist Khim Ghale underscored the need to bring massive reforms in Nepali media sector, by analyzing the principle of inclusion, historical background, structure of Nepali society and globalization.
Also speaking at the programme, Federation of Nepalese Indigenous Nationalities Chairperson Danda Gurung, Madhesi Journalists’ Society Chairperson Mohan Singh and Sancharika Sahumna’s general secretary Neetu Pandit, among others recommended the federation to give focus on timely capacity building measures to make them competitive and competent.

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