DOLKHA: The fifth meeting of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Central Committee began at the Dolakha district headquarters, Charikot, on Friday.
The two-day meeting kicked off at the local Panorama Resort is expected to come with a concrete plan on press freedom, security of media workers and a role of the FNJ in the days ahead and prepare agendas for its upcoming annual general meeting.
The meeting will also hold discussions on the issues relating to journalists' role in the present political transition in the country, said FNJ General Secretary Om Sharma.
Meanwhile, FNJ Central President Shiva Gaunle said Nepali press was in the most critical juncture in the history.
Speaking at a programme after the foundation laying ceremony of a new building of FNJ Dolakha chapter today, he said Nepali press was under threat with the rising incidents of the violation of press freedom and attacks on journalists by various groups.
"Though journalists have the strength to defend attacks, they are tolerating just for the sake of democracy", he added.
Similarly, FNJ General Secretary Sharma said the attack on journalists in broad daylight was enough to say that Nepali press was insecure.