August 21, 2017
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba yesterday inaugurated the 25th General Assembly of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ).
In his augural address at the event, Deuba said the government is committed to help the media sector and will not control it.
“The government will not hold back media under any circumstances. I think it is hard to run media sector as there are lots of publications in the country,” said Deuba, who is also the President of ruling Nepali Congress.
Terming media’s role as instrumental for democracy, Deuba said the media can ensure stability in democracy by suggesting, warning and criticizing the political parties. Political parties and media should work in collaboration for the country’s development, he added.
While the FNJ voting is set to happen today, Tirtha Koirala, Govinda Acharya and Ujir Magar are competing for the top post of FNJ.