Showing posts with label Journalist. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Journalist. Show all posts

Monday, November 24, 2014

FNJ Urges For Journos to Access SAARC Summit Venue

The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has urged the Nepal Government(NG) to act immediately for providing access of video and photojournalists from private media houses to the 18th SAARC Summit starting from November 26th, 2014.

FNJ demanded withdrawal of decision disallowing photo journalists, camera persons and reporters of private media from entering the City by issuing a press statement.
Representative of FNJ, the umbrella organisation of Nepali journalists had already met Minister for Information and Communications Minendra Rijal and Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey and raised the issue but the government has not showed positive sign.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Will Nepal Government Bar Private Medias in 18th SAARC Summit as in Mode Visit last month?

With the Nepal Government(NG) decision to bar the private media from taking pictures during the opening and the closing ceremony of the 18th SAARC Summit to be held at the City Hall on November 26 and 27, the umbrella organisation of creative Photo Journalists, PJ Group has demanded to allow entrance of photographers from private media.

NG has decided to give media passes to governmental media houses for collecting news and take pictures of the regional summit. The photographers' club has warned of resorting to protests in case they are denied access to the premises of City Hall, the major venue of Saarc Summit for the main 2 days. The group has warned of boycotting other events of the summit if their demand was not fulfilled.

The group had issued press statement saying, "stopping the private media from covering the news of such a huge event does not quite suit a democratic nation like Nepal and is against press freedom".

Earlier, private medias of Nepal were not allowed to take videos of Narendra Modi arrival on Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) few months back on visit to Nepal including worshiping Pashupati nath temple.

Media Handbook for Journalists covering 18th SAARC Summit

Topics Covered:
About Nepal:
Nepal, situated between India to the south, east and west and China to the north, occupies an area of 147,181 square kms. At latitudes 260 22' and 300 27' north and longitudes 800 4 ' and 880 12' east,the country is topographically divided into three regions: the Himalayan Region to thenorth, the Mountain Region comprising Mahabharat Range and the Chure Hillsin the middle and the Terai (plains) in the south. Known as the land of Mt. Everest and the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Nepal has varied topography and climate. Elevations contrast from the highest point in the world, which is Mt. Everest at 8,848 meters of altitude, to the lowest point at 70 meters above the sea level. As of the census of 2011, Nepal has a population of 26.4 million with a fascinating diversity of culture, language and ethnicity.

Media Accreditation:
Media accreditation for 18th SAARC Summit is open for the members of the press – print, photo, radio, television, news agencies and online media that represent a media organization. Deadline for accreditation: 20 November 2014

When picking up the media pass, the following documents must be presented: 1. Original letter of assignment/recommendation 2. Valid passport or national identity document (press card, work identity card, driver's license or other form of photo identity card) The following Officials may be contacted for media accreditation related matters: 1. Mr.Laxmi Bilas Koirala Director General Department of Information Government of Nepal Kathmandu, Nepal.
Click here to download full handbook: http://www.saarc-sec.org/uploads/press-releases/file/HANDBOOK-FOR-MEDIA-PERSONNEL_20141021032853.pdf

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

About 1K Jurnos apply for reporting 18th SAARC summit

About 1,000 national and foreign journalists have applied to get press accreditation for covering the near-coming 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu, Nepal. A total of 660 media persons including 384 Nepali journalists have applied for press pass. The media persons include 97 Indian, 89 Bangladeshi, 17 Afghani, two Bhutanese, six Pakistani, four Sri Lankan and six Maldivians. Also two Chinese, one German, 5 British, an Italian, 4 Japanese, a North Korean, a Norwegian, an Spanish, 4 Thai and 2 US journalists will get press pass for covering news of the 18th SAARC Summit.

The journalists would be allowed to go for reporting at main venue of the 18th SAARC Summit (City Hall), Media Center in Hotel Radisson, Soaltee Hotel, Singhadurbar and Tribhuvan International Airport, according to the Department.
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