FNJ Available Central Committee meeting decisions
29 April 2015
Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) expresses its deepest sympathy for all those who have been affected by the earthquake on April 25. Under the chairpersonship of FNJ President Dr. Mahendra Bista, FNJ Available Central Committee meeting has decided the following:
- FNJ expresses deep condolences to those who faced casualities and wishes for good health and recovery to those who have been injured by the quake. FNJ has decided to get involved and support immediate rescue and relief work. It appreciates the role and responsibilities fulfilled by media organisations and journalists. FNJ also appeals the media and journalists to be accountable on human senstiveness. Only a few media organizations are operating in temporary camps. FNJ has also requested the government to pay due attention in bringing the nation back to the state of normacy.
- FNJ has decided to mobilize its chapters and associates actively in rescue and relief of affected journalists and media organizations. FNJ has also decided to collect information on devastation and coordinate through its “Help Desk” for the journalists, their families and media personnel who have been affected by the quake. It appeals to use residence facility of FNJ Headquarters if needed. FNJ has requested to contact at 01-4112763 / 4112673 or email : firstname.lastname@example.org to share information and for any support needed. FNJ also requests to contact FNJ Executive Committee Members or FNJ Office Secretary Sheshraj Khatiwada (9841360709) for any kind of support and Khyam Chapagain (9841594824) for residence facility.
- FNJ has decided to establish ‘Relief and Support Fund 2072’ for the journalists affected by the earthquake depositing NRs. 1,55,555.00. FNJ appeals interested individuals and organisation to support the relief fund and deposit the fund in the account of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) at Nepal Investment Bank Ltd., Putali Sadak Branch (Current Account Number : 01201020252645)
- FNJ, including its’ chapters and associates, has decided to withdraw all the official programs of World Press Freedom Day on May 3 due to the devastation and grief caused by the earthquake.