Kathmandu, Sept. 14
Senior leader of the CPN-Maoist Mohan Baidhya ‘Kiran’ on Sunday underscored the role of the media persons to mould the republican set up into a pro-people political system in the country.
"There are attempts to vulgarise the republican set up; the journalists have a crucial role to orient it into a pro-people system by making the people aware of those who are bent on defaming republicanism," he said.
Kiran was speaking at a training programme organised to enhance the skills of journalists working with the Janadisha daily on the occasion of its eighth anniversary.
"We have not gained the state power, we are only in the government and we have to carry on the revolution alongside the peace process," he said.
Vice-president of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists and editor of the daily Govinda Acharya highlighted on the responsibility of the journalists, specially at a time when the nation is passing through a political transition.
Maoist central leader Dharmendra Bastola, editor of Janadesh weekly Komal Baral and director of Mirmire FM Bishnu Sapkota also spoke in the programme highlighting on the role of the journalists in disseminating right information and making people aware of the importance of political change.