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Council urges free treatment of journalists

Kathmandu : Press Council Nepal has urged the government to provide free medical treatment to journalists suffering from health problems.

Speaking on the impact of the Corona epidemic on journalists and the media at a Lumbini state-level ‘virtual’ program organized by the council here today, Chairman Bal Krishna Basnet said it was the council’s responsibility to work on behalf of journalists in the current Corona epidemic.

Stating that the program is related to the condition of the journalist and the implementation of the code of conduct, he stressed on the need for free treatment of the troubled journalists and access to health materials.

Stating that the council’s attention has been drawn to the issue of the media bill, Chairman Basnet opined that the media should be friendly. Stating that he would take initiative with the government to provide facilities to the media through public welfare advertisements, he stressed on the need for all to be aware of the development of clean journalism through adherence and implementation of the code of conduct.

Speaking on the occasion, Bipul Pokhrel, president of the Federation of Nepali Journalists and a member of the council, said that newspaper were closed due to Corona and there was a problem in public welfare advertisements.

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