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Non-Implementation of Court Order Riles Journalists

Five journalists in the Capital City, Kathmandu, have been worried over the non-implementation of court order by a media house regarding their professional safety- remuneration.

After Nepal Republic Media did not extend the contract period of five journalists- Manoj Dahal, Madhav Dhungel, Govind Pariyar, Nabin Aryal and Shyam Bhatt since 12 February 2013, they moved to the Labour Court seeking justice and their continuity in the job.

The Labour Court in the capital city, Kathmandu, on January 23 this year delivered the verdict that Nepal Republic media needs to reinstate the expelled journalists and pay the salaries since they were forced to leave the office on 12 February 2013.

Talking to Media Monitoring Desk of the Freedom Forum, Manoj Dahal, said, "Although we joined the office on March 31, 2014 after the court order, Nepal Republic media has not paid us till date. So, it is time for us to make further protest for justice."

Freedom Forum takes the media house's obstinacy seriously and urges it to abide by the court rule so that the journalists' rights would be respected and protected.