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Taskforce to review working journalists' minimum wage


Nepalnews
2021 Aug 06, 18:11, Kathmandu
This image shows the building of the Department of Information in Tilganga, Kathmandu in December 2014.

A taskforce has been formed to review the working journalists; minimum wage.

The taskforce coordinated by Department of Information and Broadcasting Director General Gogan Bahadur Hamal comprises Gopal Tiwari, Ujir Magar, and a representative each from the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) and Association of Nepal Media Entrepreneurs. Tiwari is a member of the Minimum Wage Fixation Committee while Magar is the former general secretary of the FNJ.

A meeting of the Committee held on Thursday agreed to form a body to review the minimum wages provision for working journalists, said Committee chair Rajendra Aryal. It is said the minimum wages could not be reviewed since 2075 BS.

The taskforce has been assigned to submit its report along with the analysis of causes for the lack of full enforcement of the Working Journalists Act- 1993. The meeting also urged the government to announce a special package for journalists working as front liners during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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