The Federation of Nepali Journalists. (File photo)
KATHMANDU: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FJN) has made public protest programs including sit-ins against those media houses who have exploited working journalists.
Organizing a press meet on Sunday, the FNJ, an umbrella organization of all journalists, said it would stage sit-ins against Kantipur Television on Monday and Tuesday and then Nagarik daily afterward.
FNJ President Bipul Pokharel said the organization is forced to stage sit-ins in the media houses after the issues related to exploitation of working journalists could not be resolved through peaceful dialogues.
“We have decided to stage sit-ins in the media houses after peaceful negotiation could not resolve the issues of working journalists. We have concluded it following a review of one year of our tenure. We will stage sit-ins at Kantipur Television on Monday and Tuesday,” said Pokharel.
Pokharel said the FNJ will then stage a sit-in at Nagarik daily and and other media houses against which a written complaint has been lodged by a journalist.
Journalist Deepa Dahal had lodged a complaint at the FNJ imploring for justice complaining that Kantipur Television dismissed her from the job in an inhuman and unprofessional manner.