KATHMANDU: Journalists across the country have taken to the street protesting the Media Council Bill registered by the government at Parliament.
Journalists associated with different media organizations staged sit-ins on Friday arguing that the bill will curtail press freedom.
In Kathmandu, journalists staged a sit-in in front of Parliament building, New Baneshwor demanding the government to revoke the bill.
The sit-in was the part of the protest plan unveiled by the Federation of Nepali Journalist (FNJ) against the Bill ‘as it aims to curtail’ the constitutional rights they have been exercising.
The umbrella organization of Nepali journalists argues that the bill will establish the proposed media council as a government-controlled entity.