Kathmandu : The Press Council Nepal has warned non-journalists not to misuse press passes and press jackets.
Deepak Khanal, administrative officer and spokesperson of the Press Council Nepal, issued a warning on Sunday regarding the increase in misuse of press passes and press jackets during the lockdown.
The statement said, “Some non-journalists have started using fake press passes and fake jackets to spread confusion in the society.”
The statement urged the Federation of Nepali Journalists, Department of Information and Broadcasting and all professional journalists to be serious in this regard.
“The Press Council Nepal would like to warn those who use fake press passes and their own style of press jackets to carry out various criminal activities under the guise of professional journalism not to engage in such misconduct,” the statement said.
The council will be forced to take stern action if it is found to have done so, the press release said.