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Forum urges Metro FM to heed Journalists' professional security

Freedom Forum's attention has been drawn towards an incident occurred in the capital city on 24 February 2012.

Journalists in the Metro FM run by the Kathmandu Metropolis were manhandled by the employees under the FM management and taken under control by the police while they were in a peaceful agitation with the demand of permanence in the job.

Journalists with the FM, Yuvraj Bidrohi and Raju Lama among others were also intimidated by the police under the direction of the FM management.

Because of very low wages and insecurity in the media houses, the professional security of numerous journalists is challenged in Nepal. Therefore, Freedom Forum urges the concerned FM management to provide the wage to the journalists by abiding by the Working Journalists' Act, and the remuneration fixed by the Minimum Remuneration Fixation Committee in order to ensure professional security of the journalists.