Speaker's statements on media deplorable, FNJ says


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Kathmandu, March 18: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) expressed its objection to the statements made by the Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR), Devraj Ghimire, saying that the Speaker's remarks seriously hurt the self-respect of the entire media sector.  

Issuing a press statement today, FNJ general secretary Roshan Puri expressed his objection to the remarks made by Speaker Ghimire adding that the statements against the media sector coming from the main leadership of the Parliament was baseless and deplorable.     

During a meeting between the Speaker and FNJ representatives to congratulate the newly-elected Speaker and to hold discussions on media-related laws on Friday, Speaker Ghimire made very critical comments on Nepal's media sector challenging its professionalism.  

The FNJ has stated that the views coming from the Speaker were unfortunate, while expressing its serious concerns to the threats that could arise to this sector's credibility and professionalism.    

The FNJ has also urged the Speaker to recall such baseless statements. (RSS)

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