BAGLUNG: President of Federation of Nepali Journalist (FNJ), Shiva Gaunle has stressed the need to merge media houses for overall development of media workers.
Speaking at a discussion programme organised by the FNJ Baglung chapter here on Sunday, FNJ President Gaunle said that merging media houses was essential for capacity enhancement and financial progress of the journalists.
"Journalists cannot be secured financially until and unless media houses are merged", he said.
Urging the media houses to realize the problems of media personnel, the FNJ President suggested the journalists to not work in those media houses which do not provide minimum wages to workers.
However, most of media houses in Nepal do not provide minimum wages to journalists, he added.
Minimum Wages Fixation Committee Chairman Govinda Acharya said only 50 per cent media houses in the country have given appointment letter and minimum wages to journalists. He called for enforcing the laws introduced by the government regarding media workers' minimum wages.